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scottish oatmeal

Yesterday morning I really felt like oatmeal – maybe it was the constant rain we had in Boston from Sunday – Wednesday!  I decided to try something new – Scottish Oatmeal.

Have you ever tried Scottish oats?

Apparently, they are supposed to be creamier than Steel Cut or Rolled Oats, more similar to oat bran.  But to me, these were almost too creamy.

They look like oatbran.

I boiled water, then added my oats, banana and spices and reduced the heat to a simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes, as the packaging said to do.

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup Scottish Oats
  • 1.25 cups water
  • 1/4 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 chopped banana

I simmered for the 10 minutes, came back and nothing had happened!!  I turned up the heat and continued to cook.  After another 10 minutes or so, they kind of resembled oatbran, so I ate them up.

I was disappointed in them.  I think my expectations were WAY to high, and this was a super fail.  They were too watery.

Too watery, too creamy.  If anyone has any tips, let me know.  Otherwise, I’ll stick with my favorite Steel Cut Oats!  I love that they have a bite to them.

Luckily, my toppings were delicious, so they were definitely edible.

Topped with:

YUM!

Lunch was much better than breakfast.

Leftover Honey Balsamic Bean Salad (made by Lauren) from last night’s girl’s dinner.

It was amazing!

If you like beans and haven’t tried this recipe from 101cookbooks.com yet, give it a try.  It does not disappoint.

Lauren added tomatoes, which were delicious.

Served with a side of grapes.