Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Morning Glory Oatmeal

You guys, the worst thing ever happened. I came up with this amazing idea for a baked oatmeal, only to discover that somebody else beat me to it by a matter of days. Days!! Bummer. I literally said to my mother, "I have this idea for oatmeal using zucchini, carrots, and apple," and two hours later, I stumbled on Oatgasm's post on Foodgawker. I was distraught!

On the other hand, I was able to use Oatgasm's recipe to help create my own version, especially when it came to the spices. I've never personally experienced a Morning Glory Muffin, so I appreciated the assistance. However, I did do some tweaking to meet my preferences (like how I never have applesauce on hand). And, since Oatgasm mastered the baked version, I decided to bring you the stove-top version. Want it baked? Go to her. Want it on the stove? I gotcha covered.

May I recommend giving both versions a shot? What else will you do with the rest of the zucchini, anyway? :)

Morning Glory Oatmeal

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1/4 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1/4 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 an apple, shredded
  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp molasses (I used Blackstrap)
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  1. To shred zucchini, carrot, and apple, I recommend using a food processor with a shredding attachment. It will make your life so much easier! If not, a cheese grater works. You can also dice the apple if shredded is too difficult.
  2. On the stove, bring milk (I used 1/2 c original almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. If you want to add flax or chia seed, do so now. I recommend flax.
  3. Add zucchini, carrots, and apple immediately and stir.
  4. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add cinnamon, vanilla, molasses, nutmeg, and salt. Taste and add sweetener (like maple syrup) if necessary. If you'd like, you could also add dried fruit (raisins) or nuts (walnuts) at this time.
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, and any other additional toppings you prefer (raisins, diced apple, nuts, etc.).
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  1. This looks great! I'm always trying to incorporate more veggies into my breakfast, and blackstrap molasses for my low iron!

  2. Looks really delicious and nutricinous. I would do it with overnight-oats, I think... Thanks for recipe!

  3. In addition to the stove-top version of Morning Glory oatmeal, You should also be happy because you introduced me to another oatmeal blog. Yay! I had never heard of Oatgasm, so I'm super glad!

    1. Just don't forget about my dinky little blog. ;)

  4. Hey Lauren! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the mention, as well as the link on your list of Oatmeal Lovers. I love your version of this recipe; using molasses was a great idea. Your recipes are always so creative!

  5. This blog has pretty much saved my life during pregnancy. I use one of your recipes every morning and it's the only thing I've found that makes me feel good, and helps me with steady healthy weight gain. So, thank you for existing!

  6. Oatgasm is the best oatmeal blog ever!!!!!!!!

  7. Dont worry your still pretty good. Oatgasm is hard to beat though :D


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