Do you like oatmeal in the morning, but don’t always want to eat it with sweet fruit?
I started to feel that my oatmeal with cinnamon, blueberries and bananas was getting too sweet for my taste buds. So I experimented with different vegetables and this is what I came up with. At first the ingredients may sound a little bit odd, but give it a try and taste for yourself!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 2 minutes
½ cup of rolled oats
¼ tsp. of ground turmeric
¼ cup of mashed baked sweet potato (I use Hannah or Japanese), optional
1 cup of shredded jicama
½ banana, peeled, and quartered
½ cup of frozen peas, thawed
1 ¼ cup (scant) boiling water
1 Tbsp. ground flax meal
- The night before measure out rolled oats, add turmeric powder. Stir to combine
- Add boiling water. Stir to combine. Let sit out on counter overnight.
- Measure out frozen peas and let thaw out overnight. Shred jicama, cover and store in refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning stir oatmeal. It should have thickened by now, but still be slightly watery. Add banana, peas, jicama, sweet potato and flaxmeal. Stir to combine.
- Cook for 2 minutes in the microwave.
Make sure that the jicama you are using is fresh and juicy. Most nights I use a box grater to grate the jicama. But you can also use your food processor. Just more to clean up!
If you don’t want to use a microwave, you can warm the oatmeal mixture up in a pot on the stove top.
I like my oatmeal really, really thick. Adjust liquid to your own preferences.