As most of my regular readers know by now, my mother is visiting the USA for the summer. In between enjoying her home-cooked food, I've been introducing her to some of the WFPBNO foods I eat on a regular basis, one of which is oatmeal. To be honest, she's not sold on it yet. I made this awesome Sweet Potato Spice Oatmeal this morning and it was "just okay" according to her (LOL). I enjoyed this recipe a lot and here's why (a) it has no added sugar or butter (b) its made with all whole food ingredients and (c) it is ready and on the table in less than 20 min.
Prep Time: 15-20 min
Ingredients (Serves 4):
- 1/2 cups Steel-cut Oatmeal
- 3 cups Water
- 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, roasted previously.
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk (Almond, Soy, Cashew etc.)
- 2 tbsp Slivered Almonds (or substitute with Pecans)
- 2 tbsp Raisins
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- A pinch of Sea Salt
- Maple Syrup (as needed) 3 to 4 cups water
Mix Steel-cut Oats, water, raisins and sea salt together and pressure cook under high pressure for 5-7 minutes. If you don't have access to a pressure cooker, simmer the oats on a stove until tender (approximately 20-25 min). Once the steam dissipates, add 1 tbsp almonds, 1/3 cup almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract and mix well. Dish out into 4 serving bowls, garnish with more slivered almonds and a small splash of almond milk. Dust on more cinnamon, if you desire. I didn't add any sweetener to this dish, but if you like it sweeter, add maple syrup to taste. Serve warm.