Hello all! Last weekend I took a special trip to a Yoga Ashram and my friend Jyothi (aka Jacqueline Monica) shared this Oatmeal recipe with me. Let me tell you .. this is the best oatmeal I have ever tasted and I am so happy to share with EmmeNation. Thank you Jyothi for sharing this recipe with me! It is delicious!
Recipe (Serves 15)
▪ 2 cups oatmeal
▪ 1¼ cups almond milk – save ¼ cup for the end
▪ 1¼ cups rice milk – save 1/8 cup for the end
▪ ¼ – ½ cup fresh chopped/minced ginger
▪ 1/8 – ¼ cup of fresh minced lemon rind
▪ 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
▪ 1/8 cup of succanat
▪ ¼ cup of organic raisins
▪ ¾ cup of boiling water
Mix all dry ingredients in medium sized saucepan, over med-low heat on gas range stove. gently add in rice milk and almond milk, 1/2 cup at a time, in 8 minute intervals, stirring gently, harmoniously in one clockwise direction, with a steady hand, calm heart, steady mind. At the end of every three stirs, gently swirl the oatmeal, making sure you lift and turn it from the center, observing it’s consistency at all times, making sure none of it sticks to the bottom of the pan. After you have stirred in both the almond and rice milks, proceed to stir the boiling water in at 1/4 cup intervals, making sure the ratio is more oatmeal to liquid — make sure the oatmeal clears the liquid at least 1/16th of an inch from the surface at this point.
As the oatmeal has been boiling for about 30 minutes now, add 1/4c of almond milk, and 1/8 cup of rice milk intermittently, stirring in between. Almond milk prevails, Rice milk stretches the oatmeal, and water helps it boil to completion. Add the raisins. Sitr as you add, and when everything is in the pan, all of the ingredients, cover and let boil for 5 -10 minutes, checking consistency intermittently to ensure there is no stickiness at the bottom of the pan.
The oatmeal should be creamy. It really should be amazing. Use your own judgment! Just make sure it stays Vegan, and make sure stays zingy. Taste for zinginess at the end. If it’s not as zingy as you remembered, add a dash of fresh squeezed lemon juice, and an equal part of succanat. But I actually never took that last step. I trusted it was going to taste amazing, the entire time.
It’s a pretty straightforward recipe and I enjoyed it thoroughly. If you get a chance to make this please let me know how you liked it! Do you guys have any recipes that you absolutely love? Share them in the comments below and I will pick some and post them over the next few weeks! Thank you for sharing!