A simple but warming soup, the oats add bulk and a distinctive flavour of their own Even better served the next day!
This recipe is a bit 'by feel' ...amounts are more for guidance! I added more stock than the recipe states, and I never used the milk at all, I added a little extra water when I felt the soup was becoming too thick. I don't feel it needs the milk. I also didn't add the salt and pepper, it depends on individual taste. I used medium-ground oatmeal, about two rounded tablespoons (like the olive oil, what you feel is enough), you can use rolled oats, but DONT use 'instant oats', they are most often packed with salt, sugar and other flavourings, you want 'the Real McCoy')
My husband has high cholesterol and I try to include oats in his daily menus, as they have many health benefits.
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