This may *look* like a regular bowl of oatmeal, but it’s actually a magical combination of whole grain and cinnamon goodness.
(I think I channel Chocolate Covered Katie when I eat oats.)
Every once and a while, the co-op where I shop has a decent sale on Eden Foods cereal flakes. There are have several varieties including rye, spelt and brown rice, but so far my favorite are the kamut flakes. I like mixing them with oatmeal to give it a heartier texture. Usually I add cinnamon and blueberries to my hot cereal, but one morning, inspired by a pilaf in the Forks Over Knives cookbook, I couldn’t resist trying something a little different.
The result? This recipe for creamy, cinnamon-y oats and kamut flakes with a light hint of citrus. All you have to do is toss a cinnamon stick and a chunk of orange peel in while it’s cooking for delicious results. I like to stir in a tablespoon of hemp protein powder toward the end, but you can leave it out if that’s not your thing.
Of course, you can use any kind of cereal flakes that you like. All oats, all kamut or something else entirely! This makes a big bowl of cereal, so feel free to share. Or, if you’re really hungry in the morning like I am, eat it all yourself!
Note: If the measurements seem a little odd, feel free to tweak it to 1 cup or 1 1/4 cup for easier measuring. Be sure to adjust the liquid accordingly. (Both oatmeal and kamut flakes are a 2:1 ratio of liquid to cereal.)
- 1/2 c + 2 Tbsp oatmeal
- 1/2 c + 1 Tbsp kamut flakes
- 1 3/4 c + 2 Tbsp water
- 1/2 c almond milk
- 1 Medjool date, chopped
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 1-inch piece of orange peel, washed
- 1 Tbsp vegan protein powder, optional
- Place all ingredients in a small pot over high heat. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for 15 minutes.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and the orange peel. Stir in the protein powder (if using) and serve!