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What do you mix in your oatmeal?
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  • Post #61 - April 29th, 2012, 12:10 pm
    Post #61 - April 29th, 2012, 12:10 pm Post #61 - April 29th, 2012, 12:10 pm
    As of Saturday, leftover buttercream.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

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  • Post #62 - April 29th, 2012, 12:37 pm
    Post #62 - April 29th, 2012, 12:37 pm Post #62 - April 29th, 2012, 12:37 pm
    happy_stomach wrote:

    What am I missing? What are your favorite oatmeal mix-ins?




    While normally I use an all grain version, this will work fine too. For me, this is the best mix ins for oatmeal. :)


    Belgian Wit

    Ingredients:
    • 6 lbs. wheat malt extract
    • 1 lb. Belgian candi sugar (clear)
    • 1 lb. oatmeal
    • 1 oz. crushed coriander
    • 1 oz. sweet orange peel
    • 1 oz. Curacao orange peel
    • 2 oz. Crystal hops pellets (3.5% alpha acid): 1 oz. for 60 min., 1 oz. at end of boil
    • White Labs pitchable Belgian Wit yeast



    Step by Step:
    Put oatmeal into a grain bag. Add 1 gal. of water and bring temperature to 155° F. Turn off heat and let oatmeal steep for 30 min. Remove bag and drain completely. Stir in malt extract and candi sugar. Add enough water to bring to 2 gal. Bring to a boil. Total boil is 60 min. Add 1 oz. of hops and boil for 50 min. Add orange peel and coriander. Boil 10 min. more. Turn off heat and add remaining 1 oz. of hops. Steep for 10 min., remove hops, cool, and transfer to fermenter. Add 3 gal. cold water. Pitch yeast at 75° F.
    Ferment at 68° F for 14 days. Transfer to serving keg and carbonate. Age 14 days.

    Enjoy!

    :D :D :D

    Ron
  • Post #63 - April 29th, 2012, 1:38 pm
    Post #63 - April 29th, 2012, 1:38 pm Post #63 - April 29th, 2012, 1:38 pm
    The other day I put in a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk, *almost* as sinful as buttercream
  • Post #64 - April 29th, 2012, 3:12 pm
    Post #64 - April 29th, 2012, 3:12 pm Post #64 - April 29th, 2012, 3:12 pm
    Ok, here are things that I have mixed in my oatmeal in the past months:

    Cream
    Half & half
    Milk

    Frozen cranberries
    Fresh unsweetened cranberries (much less tart when cooked)
    Blackberries
    Raisins

    Brown sugar
    Rice syrup
    Homemade maple syrup

    German Muesli
    Slivered almonds
    Roasted sunflower seeds
    Cashew pieces
  • Post #65 - April 29th, 2012, 5:20 pm
    Post #65 - April 29th, 2012, 5:20 pm Post #65 - April 29th, 2012, 5:20 pm
    Pecan nut butter.Just fabulous. Found it at the Evanston Winter Market. A bit pricey, but very good for you, while tasting as if it's probably killing you! :) (Guess that makes it a bargain. . .)
  • Post #66 - May 24th, 2012, 1:25 pm
    Post #66 - May 24th, 2012, 1:25 pm Post #66 - May 24th, 2012, 1:25 pm
    I cook my oatmeal in my rice cooker. My daily routine is to measure oats and water, put them in the rice cooker, set it on cook. Then I take my dog for his morning walk to the beach. When we get back the oats are cooked perfectly.
    Latest toppings
    salt
    brown sugar
    trail mix

    Sometimes I like to use garam masala as well.
  • Post #67 - March 20th, 2013, 9:18 am
    Post #67 - March 20th, 2013, 9:18 am Post #67 - March 20th, 2013, 9:18 am
    For the past few months, I've been cooking a banana in my pan before adding almond milk, oatmeal, and almond butter.

    For today, I was craving a savory preparation for oatmeal. Last night, I prepared my plain oatmeal on the stovetop, seasoned with some salt and pepper. Upon arriving at the office, I reheated it at 80% for a 1 minute with an egg. I then added some baby kale to lightly wilt it and topped it with fresh avocado slices. I loved the creaminess from the avocado and the sauce provided by the "over easy" egg. A little sriracha or hot sauce would've been nice.
  • Post #68 - March 20th, 2013, 10:20 am
    Post #68 - March 20th, 2013, 10:20 am Post #68 - March 20th, 2013, 10:20 am
    I've been using my rice cooker for oatmeal lately, setting up steel-cut oats overnight.
    Mix-ins have been blueberries, maple syrup, and skim milk if it's too stiff a porridge. Most recent batch I added dried cranberries, and didn't need any other sweetener.

    My only concern is that a 1 (6oz) cup makes several servings. How long is it safe to leave it in my rice cooker? I've gone three nights, and there are no off tastes or smells, but I'm wondering if I'm creating an incubator.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #69 - March 20th, 2013, 12:34 pm
    Post #69 - March 20th, 2013, 12:34 pm Post #69 - March 20th, 2013, 12:34 pm
    Why not take it out of the rice cooker into individual servings and refridgerate? You can nuke it gently when you are ready to eat it.
    Leek

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  • Post #70 - March 20th, 2013, 4:19 pm
    Post #70 - March 20th, 2013, 4:19 pm Post #70 - March 20th, 2013, 4:19 pm
    Usually, like everyone else here, I add dried fruit and nuts. Sometimes I go with butter and salt, other times with butter and maple syrup and salt. Last weekend I remembered I had a small bottle of shagbark hickory syrup I picked up at Goose Market in Indianapolis. I need to get more of it. A lot more.
  • Post #71 - March 20th, 2013, 4:25 pm
    Post #71 - March 20th, 2013, 4:25 pm Post #71 - March 20th, 2013, 4:25 pm
    JoelF wrote:I've been using my rice cooker for oatmeal lately, setting up steel-cut oats overnight.
    I do that in a Crock Pot. 2C steel cut oats ($.99/lb at Valli) and 8C water. On a timer to run from about 2:00 AM through 5:00 AM. What we don't eat that day goes into the refrigerator for the next several days.

    I serve mine with a sliced banana, some walnuts and some flax seed meal. To that I add milk or buttermilk. That's pretty much my breakfast every day.
  • Post #72 - March 20th, 2013, 7:58 pm
    Post #72 - March 20th, 2013, 7:58 pm Post #72 - March 20th, 2013, 7:58 pm
    JoelF, if your kitchen is pretty cool and you keep the cooker closed, I'd say you could go quite a while (did you read Blood, Bones & Butter, where she talked in the last part about her mother-in-law keeping everything at room temperature for days on end?). Myself, I'll go for two days, and if it's not gone, it gets tossed into a batch of muffins or the next loaf of bread. But generally, with this crowd, it vanishes before I even get a scoop myself, sometimes.

    When I do get some (and it's always the steel-cut oats), I don't get very adventurous: a pat of butter, a spoon of brown sugar, and a splash of cream. Sometimes toasted pecan or almonds, a handful of fresh berries, or apples and cinnamon (mixed in for the last ten minutes of cooking).

    I love using the rice cooker. The one from Costco lets me set it up overnight... the only glitch is that the oats seem to bubble up and really muck up the vent. Is it just because I'm doing double batches? (see above re: living with a ravening horde). I wonder if there's something I could put in there to reduce the surface tension of the bubbles or something...
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

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  • Post #73 - March 20th, 2013, 8:07 pm
    Post #73 - March 20th, 2013, 8:07 pm Post #73 - March 20th, 2013, 8:07 pm
    leek wrote:Why not take it out of the rice cooker into individual servings and refridgerate? You can nuke it gently when you are ready to eat it.

    Brain not work in morning.
    Forgetting oatmeal in fridge, eat toast instead.
    This way, seeing LEDs on rice cooker when stumble into kitchen.
    Warm food magically available.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #74 - March 21st, 2013, 12:56 pm
    Post #74 - March 21st, 2013, 12:56 pm Post #74 - March 21st, 2013, 12:56 pm
    I mentioned peanut butter earlier in this thread. I found recently that I really enjoy peanut or almond butter (about a tablespoon, no more) along with freeze dried strawberries stirred in after cooking. The strawberries partially re-hydrate so that there are crispy bits and also slightly chewy moist plumped bits and they taste remarkably fresh. Trader Joe's and Target have them.
  • Post #75 - February 21st, 2019, 3:09 am
    Post #75 - February 21st, 2019, 3:09 am Post #75 - February 21st, 2019, 3:09 am
    Serious Eats puts the O for oatmeal in obsessive.
    The Best Oatmeal Is All About Technique
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #76 - February 21st, 2019, 9:03 am
    Post #76 - February 21st, 2019, 9:03 am Post #76 - February 21st, 2019, 9:03 am
    I'll have to give this a shot before I give up on oatmeal... I've never cared for it (except for in cookies), but I've always been aware that I don't really know what I'm doing.
  • Post #77 - February 21st, 2019, 9:15 am
    Post #77 - February 21st, 2019, 9:15 am Post #77 - February 21st, 2019, 9:15 am
    Not mixed in but rather on top and meted out with each swipe of the spoon...

    Cinnamon and butter
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #78 - February 21st, 2019, 4:25 pm
    Post #78 - February 21st, 2019, 4:25 pm Post #78 - February 21st, 2019, 4:25 pm
    My parents made oatmeal overnight in the slow cooker I think most days in their elder years.

    Me, I put oatmeal in something else, as in leftover turkey soup, or freshly made beef soup or some kind of curry, kind of as alternative to rice or bread.

    I have made oatmeal cooked with almond meal, basil (dried) and grated cheese as a cheap and fast substitute for a proper pesto. Since I am a pesto-holic, that is enough to satisfy a craving. Yes, I can feel you reeling in revulsion. Sorry. Addiction is ugly, and addicts are lazy. I hope that doesn't get me banned from LTH.

    If I was going to make oatmeal "first", I'd add something savory, such as (similar to mentioned above) almond meal, grated cheese, or mushrooms. Maybe chopped spinach.

    But then growing up, we put egg gravy on waffles/pancakes. Maybe the last serving (only) with orange marmalade or berry preserves that were relatively low sugar.
    --Carey aka underdog
  • Post #79 - February 25th, 2019, 10:31 am
    Post #79 - February 25th, 2019, 10:31 am Post #79 - February 25th, 2019, 10:31 am
    Nothing really fancy. I like brown sugar or maple syrup to sweeten. Then I"ll add in either sliced bananas and walnuts or pecans, dried cherries or raisins. That's pretty much it. I've also put chopped apples in on occasion.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #80 - February 25th, 2019, 11:18 am
    Post #80 - February 25th, 2019, 11:18 am Post #80 - February 25th, 2019, 11:18 am
    I put in butter, brown sugar and maple syrup with a dash of milk.

    Fifille puts Parmesan cheese in hers.
  • Post #81 - February 25th, 2019, 8:24 pm
    Post #81 - February 25th, 2019, 8:24 pm Post #81 - February 25th, 2019, 8:24 pm
    Sweetened and/or with milk, oatmeal makes me gag. But I've been trying to get more oatmeal in my diet. I've found it is pretty tasty with a nice fruit salsa. So far, my favorite is Trader Joe's peach salsa.

    And because I don't care for sweets at breakfast, if my husband makes pancakes or waffles, I've taken to putting a nice fruity salsa on those, too. Chutney works as well.
  • Post #82 - February 27th, 2019, 8:13 pm
    Post #82 - February 27th, 2019, 8:13 pm Post #82 - February 27th, 2019, 8:13 pm
    We eat oatmeal almost every day. I like these combinations:

    brown sugar + raisins + diced apples + walnuts
    maple syrup + sliced bananas + craisins + walnuts
    brown sugar + sliced strawberries
    brown sugar + blueberries
    brown sugar + almond extract + bing cherries

    I make the oatmeal with water or milk, a splash of vanilla, and some salt. I once made pumpkin oatmeal, but everyone gave it a thumbs down. In the summer, I also make the oatmeal with bing cherries (and use almond extract instead of vanilla extract).
    Last edited by shorty on March 3rd, 2019, 4:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #83 - March 2nd, 2019, 12:13 pm
    Post #83 - March 2nd, 2019, 12:13 pm Post #83 - March 2nd, 2019, 12:13 pm
    i've tried many times with many brands to like eating oatmeal for breakfast, but it wasn't until baker miller appeared on the scene in lincoln square that i found an oatmeal i loved. i cook it in a 3:1 ratio of half water and half milk for at least 40 minutes with some freshly grated nutmeg or a pinch of cardomom. when it's done, i might add a pat of butter and some apple/raisin compote. the idea of trying something savory in/on my oatmeal is interesting and i might try something along those lines...
  • Post #84 - March 2nd, 2019, 8:46 pm
    Post #84 - March 2nd, 2019, 8:46 pm Post #84 - March 2nd, 2019, 8:46 pm
    Trader Joe's has quick-cooking, steel-cut oats, which is the only place I've seen those. They're great and cook in about 10 minutes.
  • Post #85 - March 4th, 2019, 9:15 am
    Post #85 - March 4th, 2019, 9:15 am Post #85 - March 4th, 2019, 9:15 am
    Dave148 wrote:Himbeersaft - German raspberry juice - learned that from my grandparents.


    I used to do that as a kid!

    My oatmeal making has changed since developing a milk allergy. Of late I have been cooking my oats in pomegranate juice with dried cranberries or fresh blueberries. I also started cooking with water (something I never did previously) and then pour in some soy creamer when finished cooking.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #86 - February 1st, 2021, 10:21 am
    Post #86 - February 1st, 2021, 10:21 am Post #86 - February 1st, 2021, 10:21 am
    HI,

    We have been eating oatmeal more since I discovered I had more than I really needed.

    Using the fuzzy logic rice cooker on the porridge setting filled with 1 cup rolled oats and three cups milk. This takes about an hour to cook to a nice fluffy mass.

    Recently, I over did it with the brown sugar. I am going polar opposite with savory oatmeals. It has been mostly salted butter and oatmeal. Today I put a big lump of double-cream feta, some unsalted butter and a little salt. If salted butter had been in the bin, I would have skipped the salt addition.

    I also made oatmeal cookies. I selected a recipe because it called for three cups of oatmeal. I made some before Christmas from another recipe that was far superior, but cannot find it. What was unique, it was old-fashioned oats sprinkled with water to absorb about 15 minutes before adding to the cookie dough.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #87 - February 1st, 2021, 4:36 pm
    Post #87 - February 1st, 2021, 4:36 pm Post #87 - February 1st, 2021, 4:36 pm
    Just a warning on using the rice cooker for oatmeal: Do not leave it on "warm" for more than a day. I made a big batch for my son's wedding -- we hosted breakfast in our room for the bridal party the whole weekend -- and the second morning it was a foul miasma of shoes worn without socks and roadkill. Possibly if I hadn't made it with milk, it might have lasted (certainly rice has been fine for two days).
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #88 - February 1st, 2021, 6:33 pm
    Post #88 - February 1st, 2021, 6:33 pm Post #88 - February 1st, 2021, 6:33 pm
    almost always:
    chopped walnuts
    occasionally:
    raisins
    berries (mostly blueberries)
    salt
    cream
    Smart Balance
    roasted sunflower seeds

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