If you find it too thick, add more milk, a little at a time. Stir gently and serve it in small bowls.
By Zita Nagy
I love breakfast time… this is the only time when I try to eat something nutritious and healthy. During the day I mostly eat something quickly and it’s not always the best alternatives of healthy food. To ease my conscience I usually eat a big bowl of salad, 2 pieces of toast spreaded with sunflower or seasame butter for dinner. But back to breakfast… I usually have a big mug of herbal tea, toasts with cashew butter (my new addiction!) and my mom’s homemade sugar-free plum jam or fruits or this oatmeal with different toppings. I love that the almond butter makes it very creamy and silky.
- - 10 tablespoons rolled oats
- - 2 and ½ cups rice milk (or any non-dairy milk)
- - 6 teaspoons maple syrup
- - 4 teaspoons almond butter
- - ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- - 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
- - pinch of salt
- In a small pan over medium heat start cooking rolled oats with the rice milk. When milk is almost absorbed and oats are fluffy (5-6 minutes), add maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. After 2 minutes stir in the almond butter. Cook for another 5 minutes until it gets creamy.
Zita's love for cookbooks and delicious food started at the age of 9. Whenever she went home from school her little brother and she would wait for mom to make dinner for them. Until the dinner was ready, she was turning the pages back and forth and was staring at photographs of amazingly looking dishes in mom's cookbooks to kill her appetite somehow. She couldn't have known then, that she would be collecting cookbooks after reaching adulthood and would still be, just like in her childhood, staring at awesome photos of delicious dishes. The only difference is that she does the cooking now. She loves traveling, going to the organic market and browsing foodblogs. Her vegetarian food and travelblog is Zizi's Adventures.