Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Autumn Breakfast: Carrot Cake Oatmeal



Autumn foods are my favourite foods - comforting and full of spice and warmth.  Traditionally this time of year we turn to these so called comfort foods - stews, soups and hearty breakfast porridge.  I’ve been pouring through my cookbooks and favourite blogs to find new recipes to make the breakfast porridge more exciting and flavourful.  It finally came to me!  Carrot cake!  Who doesn’t love carrot cake? A moist dessert with the warm flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.  This could easily be projected into my morning.  So voila! Success.  Carrot cake oatmeal.  We like to serve this with raw milk, or non homogenized yogurt.  

Soak it in, my friends. Enjoy this season and get your fill of this delicious autumnal treat!
Note: For this recipe, I soak the oats over night using the same method as homemade soaked oatmeal. It requires filtered water and either apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. You can read more on how to properly prepare grains here

Carrot Cake Oatmeal
 
3 cups large flake oats (favourite brands)
filtered water
Lemon, yogurt
2/3 cups raisins
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 pinches cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4-1/2 cup raw walnut pieces
1 1/2 large carrots, grated


Instructions:

(The night before)
1. Combine oats, buckwheat, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Pour filtered water until the mixture is covered. Soak the mixture overnight. 
(In the morning)
2. Drain the oats in a fine mesh sieve and rinse with water.
 Place the oats in a saucepan and cover with water.  
Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until the water is absorbed and the carrots and raisins have softened.  together. Pour evenly into the baking dish.

3. Mix together the crumb topping and sprinkle over the top of the oatmeal.
Serve with raw milk or non homogenized yogurt.•
Don’t do dairy? Substitute almond milk or coconut milk
How do you spice up your boring breakfast porridge?
Peace and gratitude,
Dr. Kate

1 comment:

is boomessays reliable said...

autumn is finally here and i am so happy to finally find someone who is posting recipes of seasonal dishes. this looks super easy, i will for sure try this out