When I was little, my mom made us oatmeal frequently for breakfast. I remember getting up before the sun came up each morning for school and there would be the warm smell of Milo (a hot chocolate drink, probably native to Southeast Asia? I'm not sure.) and oatmeal wafting from the kitchen. I love oatmeal. Perhaps it's because it came with mom's love that evokes comfort for me.
I've been making oatmeal for Kyan since he started on solids, but never thought to make it the way my mom would. She's always added egg into our oatmeal. Does your mom do that too? I tried it the other day and it was a big hit. He finished it so quickly I feel compelled to share this very simple recipe.
Makes 2 servings
Bring 1 cup water to boil and add oatbran. Cover pot and let simmer on low for 5 mins. Add flaxseed, egg and salt. Stir quickly to mix egg in for another 2 mins. Remove from stove, add cold soy milk (so it cools off faster especially for those mornings when you're rushing out the door), sprinkle some raisins, grab a spoon and serve.
Option: Add more soy milk if you like a runnier oatmeal. (I let Kyan cook with me and add soy milk until he gets the consistency he likes - this cooking with me always seem to create a hearty appetite in him).
How do you prepare your oatmeal? The same way your mom made for you when you were young? How do you and your kids like your oatmeals now? I would love to know!
Happy Monday everyone!