I was a recipe tester for Kathy Hester’s upcoming book OATrageous Oatmeals, and I’m thrilled to tell you about the book today!
I’m going to have to admit that I haven’t always liked oatmeal. I used to find it bland and paste-like, but I ate it on occasion out of convenience and because I knew it was “good for you”. After realizing that it tasted better when mixed with good stuff like dried or fresh fruit, nuts and spices, I started to play with different flavor combination and really enjoy it. I loved testing recipes for OATrageous Oatmeals because Kathy gets really creative with oatmeal, and takes the humble grain to totally new heights. Some of the recipes include Banana Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, Hummingbird Cake Oatmeal, Chai-Spiced Oat Shakes and Blackberry Mojito Overnight Refrigerator Oats. Kathy doesn’t stop at breakfast though! Savory recipes include Steel-Cut Oat Risotto, Oats-bury Steaks, Not-from-a-Box Mac and Oat Chez, and there’s even a healthy vegan sausage crumble made from steel-cut oats and spices.
OATrageous Oatmeals comes out in September is now available for preorder from Amazon. If you can’t wait that long to get your oatmeal fix, here’s a sample recipe:
Blackberry Mojito Overnight Refrigerator Oats
- 1 cup blackberries cut in 1/2 if large
- 1/2 cup 120 ml unsweetened nondairy milk
- 1/3 cup 31 g rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint or 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
- zest from 1/2 lime or 1/4 teaspoon lime oil
- 1/2 teaspoon rum or rum extract optional
- 1 tablespoon agave to taste (or your choice of sweetener, to taste)
Add all the ingredients in a mason jar or a dish with a cover. Mix well and let sit in the fridge overnight. Stir and eat.
From OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester. ©Kathy Hester 2014. Reprinted with the permission of Page Street Publishing Company.