Written by Donat a/k/a The Vegan Hubby
As a very hungry person from childhood, I have searched long and hard to find filling and delicious food to contain my rumbling stomach. This recipe is extremely simple and quick to make in the morning, and it leaves me feeling satiated but not unpleasantly stuffed. It has a lot of calories and is sizable, so please adjust the portions to ones that suit you best. With 34 grams of protein, 24 grams of fiber and a heck of a lot of whole grain complex carbs, this is a fantastic way to start your day. Oh and did I mention that it’s also vegan?
2 Cups old-fashioned oats
1⁄2 Cup almonds
1⁄4 Cup raisins (or craisins/dried cherries/etc.)
1 Tbsp. wheat germ
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
(Almost boiling water)
First add the oatmeal to a heat resistant bowl or plate along with the wheat germ and cinnamon. Add the hot water directly into the bowl, enough to cover the oatmeal and a little more. The water can be boiling but doesn’t have to be, anything that’s steaming is good enough. The idea is that you don’t want the oats to be “soupy” but you don’t want them to be too dry either. A couple of practice runs will let you know what your ideal oatmeal will taste like. Let the oats absorb the water for about one minute.
Add in the raisins and almonds, which will absorb the rest of the excess water and become nice and fluffy. Wait 30 seconds and enjoy, this is going to be good!
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