It’s a standard running joke that we “crunchies” are “particular” to the oats – mainly granola. Don’t know if there will ever be an end to granola/hippy stereotypical jokes. Heck, the poor thing’s even in the Urban Dictionary Geez, some of the descriptions, not too kind.
No matter, one of the most requested recipes on the blog is our Skillet Granola. But in winter a warm bowl of oats hits the spot.
Jordanne recently forwarded me a recipe with lip smacking title “Butter Toasted Oatmeal” and been hooked ever since. I topped it with a few slices of canned (homegrown) apples from our pantry and a touch of molasses. Yum!
The method is simple : In a deep skillet, melt & brown 2 tbl butter. Add 2 cups of rolled oats. While the oats are getting toasty(should be light brown) in the pan (stir so the oats don’t burn) boil 4 cups of water. Add the boiling water to toasted oats. Careful, the water an the hot oats sets up a huge cloud of white steam. Cook, simmering for 20-25 min. Top with your favorite toppings.
Oats are certainly a cheap and versatile food and it’s a bulk staple here on the urban homestead – sitting in our larder along side the other “basics” flour, rice and sugar.
So call us what you may. But for us frugal folks, oats rule and are healthy too!
What creative ways do you eat Oats?