Look what they were handing out at the train station on Friday
Stevia was only made legal in Belgium a couple of months ago and now they are promoting it by handing out little packages of it, which is really great cause I wanted to try it for a really long time but did not have the chance to get it yet.
As great as stevia is though, sometimes you just need the real stuff.
I’m a sucker for brown sugar, not just because it is sweet but there is something special about its flavour. It was exactly that type of flavour I was looking for to compliment this bowl of oatmeal.
‘Saffron Pineapple Oatmeal’
- 200 ml of soy milk
- 1/2 a cup of oats
- a few strands of saffron
- topping: 1 t of yoghurt and 1 t of brown sugar
Pour the milk in a small casserole and add a few saffron strands, let this stand for a couple of minutes and then put it to a boil. Add the oatmeal when it starts to boil, lower the heat and let it simmer until the oatmeal reaches the desired consistency.
Chop the pineapple in little pieces and add it when the oatmeal is almost done.
I used canned pineapple in own juice for this I think you could use fresh pineapple as well but I’m not sure what it will do with the consistency of your oats. I read somewhere that fresh pineapple is not to be used with smoothies as it will separate, maybe it has the same effect on oats?
Top with a dollop of yoghurt and 1 t of brown sugar.
The flavours of this bowl were of great contrast, you had the sour touch of the pineapple and the yoghurt (I used pur natur yoghurt, the unflavoured kind) and the sweetness of the soy milk and the sugar.