Fluffy is the new black… or something along those lines 😉
There’s something extremely comforting about digging into a bowl of overflowing, marshmallowy oats in the morning.
Not just because there’s more to eat while prepared with the same amount of oats (I have to admit, sometimes I’m a quantity person), but also because of the texture: it’s like eating a cloud!
First attempt at fluffy oats were the eggy banana oats as seen in Sundays post. They were fluffy all right, but heavy at the same time (this doesn’t make sense until you’ve actually tried them).
And then there was all the stove top cooking and the whisking: It’s a nice breakfast to hold you over for a long time and when you have a lot of time to prepare it, but the lazy person in me wanted to see if there was a way to create pillow oats without all the fuss and the whisking.
Fortunately there is!
‘Lazy Girl Fluffy Oats’
Take half a cup of quick oats, pour water on top of them until they are covered and microwave for about 1.5 to 2 minutes.
You’ll end up with something like this:
It looks like a sponge with cinnamon sprinkled on top, but no worries, it’ll turn out just fine.
Now add a few splashes of (soy) milk and stir everything well, you’ll see that the ‘sponge’ will dissolve and get more pillow like, keep adding milk and stirring until you reached the desired consistency (I also added half a mashed banana at this point). Microwave for another minute or 2, et voila!
Feel free to add more milk after this if you think the oats still aren’t fluffy enough.
Fluffy and voluminous, the way I like my oats best!
As for the fun part: I added melted peanut butter and some granola to get a banana peanut butter bowl.