I saw this recipe because I follow Cupcakes and Cashmere on Bloglovin’, and I thought it sounded AMAZING! It was incredibly good, but I totally screwed it up the first time I tried. I know....It looks nearly impossible to screw up, but leave it to me. It says to add 2 ounces of “Almond Orgeat.” The first time I did it, I had no idea what that was and just added like two teaspoons of almond extract. Um...BIG MISTAKE. I later found out that Almond Orgeat is basically like what Starbucks uses for coffee flavoring, but almond-flavored. I ordered it on amazon, and tried again today, and it was much better.
Once I saw the ingredient of Almond Orgeat, though, I decided not to add as much as it said to. I try to stay away from FODMAPS, and the almond orgeat I bought is basically just FODMAPS in a jar. (fructose, sucrose....) Anyway, the point is that this probably would have tasted even better if I would have added the full 2oz of the Almond orgeat, but I only added two pumps, and it was still pretty tasty. I was still sensitive to it and didn’t feel great after, but it was honestly worth it. If you’re in the mood for some luxurious oatmeal, give this a try. :)
Ingredients (makes 2 large servings)
3/4 cup steel cut oats 2 1/4 cups unsweetened, vanilla almond milk 2 oz almond syrup (orgeat) (I USED 2 pumps instead) 1 vanilla bean (sliced open, seeds removed) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbs ground flax seeds (optional) pinch of salt
This is the Almond Syrup I bought (Just to give you a heads up)
These Vanilla Beans were amazing, by the way :)
The beans were really easy to scrape out of these :)
1. Pour almond milk into medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add steel cut oats, almond syrup, vanilla bean seeds (not the pod) and salt, stir to mix.
2. Reduce heat, cover sauce pan and let simmer for 12-15 minutes (depending on how thick you like your cereal.) You can cook it a bit longer if you like it on the dry side.
Taste test :) So cool to see vanilla beans in your oatmeal!
Steamy shot of my oatmeal. Oh yeah...photography is definitely my calling
3. Scoop finished oatmeal into a bowl and top with ground flax seed, fruit, or any topping you prefer. Or you can just eat it straight from the pan. I don’t judge.