Wednesday, January 27, 2016

If You Don't Like Mushy Oatmeal--Breakfast Ideas for You

I don't like mushy or soggy things. I usually undercook my pasta. I ask for syrup on the side when I order pancakes or waffles. And I put a very minimal amount of milk in my breakfast cereal. I'm the same way with oatmeal. 

I love the chewy texture of oats, but cooking them just doesn't suit me. They become too mushy for my liking. Until now, the only way I liked oatmeal was an instant pack--never cooked in the microwave--water had to be heated on the stove and I would add minimal water (far less than the package directed) and stir and eat quickly. I couldn't let it sit for too long or it would go to waste. 

But I got very very tired of eating scrambled eggs every morning for breakfast and wanted some healthy alternatives. Oats have so many health benefits and I really wanted to find a way to enjoy them. Yes, I Googled, "oatmeal recipes for people who don't like mush oatmeal" and then I tried some. I also talked to my brother's girlfriend and she's the one that suggested overnight oats for me. Steel cut oats don't get soggy like regular oats so they maintain their chewiness overnight. Since I really prefer chewy to soggy, I actually just make the overnight oat recipes in the morning and let it sit for 1/2 an hour to an hour and then dive in--you may not like them so chewy.  

oatmeal recipes that aren't mushy

Even if you don't have a problem eating oatmeal, give some of these fun recipes a try and let me know what you think!

Smoothie Bowls

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl

How to Make a Smoothie Bowl


Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Overnight Oats

Overnight Cake Batter Protein Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

Do you like oatmeal? What's your favorite way to enjoy it?

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