Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins
I got this out of Dr. Perricone's Weight-Loss Diet book. I have a friend that swears by it, and I am just beginning to eat it daily. It can be a little thick, so I will usually pour a little cream over it and top it with some figs for sweetness. I usually mix these all together and then put them in an airtight container, and then stick it in the freezer. With that said, the nutritional information will be different, since you won't be eating it all at once.
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup oat bran
- 1⁄2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1⁄2 cup low fat soy flour
- 1⁄2 cup almond meal
- 1⁄2 cup ground flax seed
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds
- In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup of water (i use 1/2 cup skim milk) to a boil.
- Stir in 1/2 cup cereal mix (i use 1/4 cup) and turn heat to low.
- Simmer for 1 minute, cover, and remove from heat.
- Allow to stand for 3 minutes.
- Serve immediately with fresh berries.
I had been researching anti-inflammatory diets and came across this same recipe. Very similar consistency to Malt-o-Meal. I added chopped, dried apricots and some of the splenda/brown sugar blend that is sold at the store in the baking aisle and omitted sesame seeds. I think next time I'd like to try steel cut oats to get more of an oatmeal-like consistency.
I cut the recipe in 1/2 and still got 9 servings out of it (and I followed the measurements indicated). I divided each serving into a snack size ziploc baggie and put in the freezer. This made for an excellent no/low sugar instant oatmeal packet - just grab one out of the freezer on my way to work and make it when I get there. I used hot water and nuked for 2 minutes - I also liked how this cereal didn't bubble up quite as high and then spill over in the microwave!