Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
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Here's the thing about oatmeal: You might be doing it wrong. This is my Dad's recipe for making oatmeal right. The resulting oatmeal is flaky, not too wet, textured, and not at all gummy.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Oatmeal
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup of gluten free old fashioned whole rolled oats (do NOT use quick-cooking oats)
  • For topping: cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar/coconut sugar, nuts, a drizzle of blackstrap molasses.
  • Milk or cream
  1. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan on high heat.
  2. Pour the oats in. Here you might have to add more oats depending upon how much water has already boiled away. Eventually you'll learn to eyeball it and go by feel for "the perfect oatmeal." Until then, 1 cup is about right. You can stir now to mix in the oats, but after this no more stirring. We prefer to not stir at all and just sort of swirl the oats and water around in the pan.
  3. Turn the oatmeal to low heat and allow to cook down for about 5-10 minutes. DO NOT, DO NOT stir.
  4. As the oatmeal cooks down, the water will slowly cook away. Cook until the water is gone and there are no little bubbles of water at the top of the oatmeal (see pictures). If you don't have enough oats, the water will take too long to cook away and the oatmeal will be slightly gummy.
  5. When the oatmeal is done, remove from heat. Sprinkle with toppings and drizzle on milk. Enjoy.
Recipe by I Am Gluten Free at http://www.imglutenfree.com/old-fashioned-oatmeal/