Let’s face it. On its own, oatmeal just isn’ t seen as sexy enough for breakfast, but if you really and truly do think that, then you’re missing out on a fabulous food to start the day, and much more besides. There’s more to oatmeal than just porridge, although porridge is a fine meal in a bowl.
I’ve had a scour round the internet for some of my favourite oatmeal recipes, and new ones I’d like to try.
Hamlyn’s very kindly sent me some of their goodies, and I need to get cooking some lovely dishes. They’ve been making Scottish porridge since 1888, and are pretty well known in my neck of the woods as a go to brand. The oats are grown and milled in Scotland and recently added sachets and porridge pots to their range of products. Check them out here.
Dishes To Make With Oatmeal
This looks amazing with a lovely deep pink colour with bananas, strawberries and oats. I wouldn’t use the sugar in this recipe, but I suspect I’ll be trying a form of this quite soon.
2 – Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal from Annie’s Eats
I absolutely love apple and cinnamon together, both as scents for my house, and food to eat. I don’t yet know what this would taste like, but I’d love to try it.
A Hamlyn’s recipe and knowing my perchant for soups, it’s one that I’ll very likely try a few versions of. They say it is a “very economical, velvety and elegant soup which is quickly and easily prepared. The addition of good undyed smoked haddock or smoked salmon makes a good alternative to Cullen Skink.”
I think everyone’s grandmother around here used to make cookies or biscuits like these. I do have to admit to letting my kids lick the bowl though.
6 – Skirlie (Oatmeal Stuffing)
This is a lovely simple recipe and is exactly how I make mine.
8 – Oatmeal Bread
I wouldn’t have thought of using oatmeal in my bread, so finding this recipe was quite nice.
9 – Chai Oatmeal
A creamy bowl of goodness with coriander, cinnamon and turmeric.
10 – Cuban Style Oatmeal
Blackbeans, green peppers, onions, cumin and more. A new twist for a full meal. I’d be temped to add chicken to this.