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Oatmeal, Warms the Soul

Oatmeal, It Warms the Soul

Sometimes you just have to have a bowl of creamy oatmeal. It warms the soul and cures whatever is ailing you at the moment. With the weather here getting colder and dropping down in the low 40’s at night and a big frost warning coming in, this was a fitting lunch today! Oatmeal is not just for breakfast anymore.

I use Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten Free Oats to make mine. I know what you’re thinking… oatmeal is gluten free, right? Well yes, it is, but if it’s manufactured in a plant that makes regular flour there is no guarantee that its gluten free. Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten Free products are produced separately.

I never follow the recipe on the back of a package. I just put some water in a pot, bring it to a boil and add what I think is enough oatmeal and cook for about 5 minutes on low. I add local raw honey, lots of cinnamon and some chopped walnuts on top and of course, a pat of butter!

It keeps you going and warm for hours! Treat yourself tonight! Have yourself a bowl of good old fashion oatmeal!

Oh, don’t forget the cinnamon, it’s amazing and has a lot of healing properties for the body!

Tina Roberge

Photo Credit – Myself – Tina Roberge – Hot From My Stove to Yours


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Feisty56 wrote on September 16, 2014, 7:04 PM

You've done it now -- gone and made me hungry for a bowl or two or three of hot oatmeal! It's nice to know it is as nutritious as it is filling. Nuts and raisins and cinnamon for me -- and I'll even skip any sweetener.

bestwriter wrote on September 16, 2014, 7:47 PM

To control my cholesterol levels I was taking oatmeal and this ritual lasted for several months. It reached a stage where I just could not take it any more even after adding whatever flavours,nuts and stuff. . I am glad you find it delicious and hope you will continue feeling so.

margielynn wrote on September 16, 2014, 8:22 PM

I love oatmeal I like to pop a few blueberries and chopped walnuts into my yummy bowl of oatmeal!

AliCanary wrote on September 17, 2014, 12:03 AM

Oh, my, yes. With brown sugar. ummm-ummm-ummm.

BarbRad wrote on September 17, 2014, 3:13 AM

When I make oatmeal hot, I also add chopped apples to it, in addition to what you add. i think you're right that it's about time to start eating it hot again. I normally eat it cold and add fresh blueberries along with apple and walnuts.

aolo wrote on September 17, 2014, 3:50 AM

I don't know about you but the photo aint working for me...I think am the only non-fun of oatmeal

tinamarie wrote on September 17, 2014, 9:00 AM

When I add cranberries I skip the honey.

tinamarie wrote on September 17, 2014, 9:01 AM

We ate it so much as a child that I didn't start eating it again until 8 years ago.

tinamarie wrote on September 17, 2014, 9:02 AM

Yum! Blueberries :) I will be putting those in my next bowl.

tinamarie wrote on September 17, 2014, 9:02 AM

That sounds just as good!

tinamarie wrote on September 17, 2014, 9:04 AM

I do the same sometimes.. I like granny smith they add that little extra something! Now I think I need a bowl of it after reading how everyone likes it.

tinamarie wrote on September 17, 2014, 9:04 AM

I know, either you hate or you like it. There is no in between when it comes to oatmeal.:)

LeaPea2417 wrote on September 17, 2014, 11:24 AM

I like oatmeal. I also like the instant kind that have different flavors (where you add water or milk before heating in the microwave).

aolo wrote on September 17, 2014, 11:30 AM

hahahahaha very true,,,,50-50 nuuuh...nice one

LisaSteinmetz wrote on September 17, 2014, 6:31 PM

For some reason the only time I eat oatmeal is during the fall & winter. Maybe it's the cold that makes me crave it. I always add brown sugar and a touch of milk to it before I eat it.

Ruby3881 wrote on September 17, 2014, 7:45 PM

That pat of butter does really add to the taste of oatmeal! That's the part I tend t miss when I make instant - even if it's homemade instant. It really isn't quite the same if you add the butter directly to the bowl....

tinamarie wrote on September 18, 2014, 11:53 AM

I used to get those packages when my kids were little.

tinamarie wrote on September 18, 2014, 11:54 AM

Yep! The weather does it for us too! I am not ready for the cold!

tinamarie wrote on September 18, 2014, 11:55 AM

I know what you mean. I have to add it to the bowl and not while cooking it.