Oatmeal is a favorite meal of endurance athletes, but typically it is only eaten for breakfast. The other notion that is attached to oatmeal is that it is just a lumpy mess that people eat just because it is good for them. To that they will add all sorts of ‘bad’ food thus removing all the healthy benefits that oatmeal brings. Last week I had the idea that oatmeal should be something more than just a meal to eat at breakfast or a mushy bowl of “I just need to eat this as quickly as I can.”
In the past I have made pasta using spinach or kalamata olives so as I was thinking about how to make oatmeal a dinner meal the notion that it could be made into a pasta struck me. Why not get oat flour and use that to make pasta? Or taking rolled oats and blending them into a flour would work as well. Once I had that idea in my head it was all about what do I eat with my oatmeal. Cacao nibs, goji berries, bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, strawberries, nut butter……the possibilities were endless. It was just about getting into the kitchen.
Yesterday when I got home from my run I wanted to make it but knew it would take some time to make and I was hungry so I made oatmeal waffles and saved the oatmeal past for dinner. I was in the middle of texting with Mandy when I was eating and told her to hold onto her hat for the picture of my dinner. Her response to the picture and the taste of the food confirmed for me that it was a recipe that I needed to share.
If making pasta is too much you can always make: