summer breakfast: cold oatmeal?
August 3, 2011 § 2 Comments
Do you always eat your oatmeal hot?
(Image credit: The Kitchn)
I, for one, usually stay away from oatmeal in the summer, because it’s already pretty darn hot at 6:30 am, and I don’t need something to add to the heat. But I was trying to be resourceful the other day when I was out of all other breakfast goods, so I resorted to the five minute oats sitting in the back of my pantry. I made enough for a few servings one evening, and put it in individual tupperware/small mason jars to last for the week. I drizzled some local honey over it, and stuck it in the fridge.
Each morning I grabbed a little oatmeal tupperware before heading to work (I also drizzled it with some half and half, then resealed it. Wonder how much of the health factor that took away), and I intended to microwave it once I got to work. But I took a bite, and it was delicious. So sweet and cold—almost like an oat pudding or something, so I’ve been enjoying it cold every morning.
So oatmeal isn’t such a bad summer breakfast after all, and it goes great with an iced coffee!