This hot oatmeal recipe was designed today to celebrate a special occasion. Did you know that January is National Oat Month? Every month we are always amazed to learn about out-of-the-ordinary celebrations that may align with our bee inspired mission.
Each year, the Whole Grains Council celebrates one grain or another in the worlds grain supply, and January is Oatmeal Month. Another nugget of information that you may or may not know, we buy more oats in January than at any other time of year. Makes sense to me. When the weather gets colder, I crave a warm and hearty breakfast. Hot Oatmeal is very satisfying and it’s certainly not difficult to make. I always make enough for my husband and I and if there are any leftovers, I store them in a mason jar to enjoy the next morning.
My friend Joyce Wallace shared this recipe with me recently after I enjoyed these oats at her home. Joyce is gluten-free. She encourages you and I to be gluten-free also. Not all oats are automatically gluten-free, it depends on where the oats are processed. Oats are by their nature gluten-free. Read the label for the GF Certification. We use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats.
If you decide to make this hot oatmeal recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
- 2 c Almond Milk could be 1/2 almond milk and 1/2 water
- 1 c Oats whole GF
- 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/4 c Raisins preferably unsweetened
- 1/8 tsp. Sea Salt
- 1 tbsp. flax meal
- 1/4 c walnuts sprinkle on top before serving
- 1 apple organic, chopped with skin
- 2 tbsp. coconut milk
- 1 tsp. Waxing Kara Honey
In a saucepan combine nut milk and water and allow to simmer.
Add oats, cinnamon, raisins, sea salt and flax for about 6-8 minutes or to desired doneness.
Top with chopped apples and walnuts, coconut milk and honey
Recipe by Joyce C Wallace, RN, Certified Health Coach. Joyce is a health advocate, avid gardener and passionate cook. She recently published a book, Navigating the Food Jungle filled with delightful recipes that are also good for you.