• How to Make Stovetop Oats

    November 25, 2009

    Mal, Murphy, and I are headed HOME this afternoon! 😀 I’m so excited to see our families! Mal’s sister, Sibylle, is home from Seattle, so she’ll get to meet her “nephew” for the first time today. And, tonight, we have plans to get together with the high school crew— there will probably be some karaoke tonight! I can’t wait!

    Jen and I ended up staying up pretty late last night drinking wine, so I slept in this morning and skipped the gym. I sort of wish I had just dragged myself there, but my body did not want to move. Oh well. I’ll fit in a run before our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow.


    I started my morning with a delicious bowl of oats.


    In the mix:

    • 1/3 cup oats
    • 1/3 cup wheatberries
    • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
    • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meals
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 scoops of peanut butter



    I also drank some iced coffee with breakfast, but I didn’t snap a photo. You guys have seen it a million times in the past! 😉

    And, as requested, here’s how I make my stove top oats:

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 25, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Stovetops are so much better than microwaved in my opinion. I have 2 meals to eat on Turkey day!


    VeggieGirl November 25, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Mom and I will be doing ALL the cooking & baking today and tomorrow for Thanksgiving – we have lots of guests coming! 🙂


    maria November 25, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Thanks for the video tutorial. It should be so easy, but I feel like it takes me FOREVER to make a pot of oats. I usually just use my rice cooker so the oatmeal can cook while I get other stuff done. 🙂


    Kristie Lynn November 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Another thing you can do for the banana is mash it with a fork before you put it in. It makes for extra creamy oats 😀


    Light Delight with TouTou November 25, 2009 at 9:05 am

    The cup looks very cute:-) I like it!


    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 25, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Family…food…the usual 🙂

    It’s my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian, so that should make things a little more interesting.


    ellen eats beets November 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

    What a pretty bowl of oats!! Unfortunately I don’t get a real thanksgiving this year, being in Australia and all. I think we’re going to have a mini one, but its sure going to be hard without an oven or a mama to walk me through cooking a turkey!


    Laurie November 25, 2009 at 9:17 am

    hey anna (#6) its my first thanksgiving as a vegetarian too! good luck to us both! 🙂

    also, your oats look yummy and so much faster than my steel cut oats (which take 25 minutes, but so worth it) i always mash my banana first and then pour the hot oats over it and combine, sooo good, and after you mash the banana there is a kind of syrup that forms from the natural sugars. i use 1/4 c steel cut oats, 2 tb. oat bran cook that and add it to my mashed banana, then i add 1 tb flax seed meal, 2 tb vanilla silk, cinnamon, combine that real well than drizzle it with a little honey and 1 tb pb. i call it my chunky monkey oatmeal. deeeeelish!


    Lauren @ eater not a runner November 25, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Stovetop is definitely the way to go. I’m heading to my boyfriends for my first Croatian thanksgiving….should be an adventure!


    Lizzy November 25, 2009 at 9:23 am

    my mom is the only one who can make stove top oats without making screwing them up. i’ve always been the microwave girl, but i should try this!


    Estela @ Weekly Bite November 25, 2009 at 9:27 am

    we’re having a nice quiet turkey day! I’m excited!


    Beth @ DiningAndDishing November 25, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I’m headed home to Cleveland late tonight after work. I’m really excited for this year because my mum’s a nurse and usually has to work, but this year she’s off! It’ll be so nice to spend Thanksgiving day with her finally :O)

    Enjoy your holiday Tina!!


    Britt - Runnerbelle November 25, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Some day I should make the time to cook my oats on the stovetop, I’m a microwave gal currently. I was multi tasking this morning, putting my makeup on while my oats cooked.

    Headed to Cape Cod bright and early tomorrow morning. As soon as we arrive I’m headed out for a seaside run!


    Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run November 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Turkey Day will be busy for me! It starts with a Turkey Trot in my hometown with a bunch of my highschool friends in the morning, then I’ll drive to Utica for my husband’s family Thanksgiving. I will most likely fall asleep by 9 pm.


    Dori November 25, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for the demo! I can’t eat oats anymore but hopefully I will be able to by next year (possible surgery for my GI issues) and then I would love to make my oats this way. I must say though, it was painful for me to listen to your metal on metal sounds. It makes me crazy! 🙂


    Madeline @ Greens and Jeans November 25, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I’m doing a turkey trot with my boyfriend (his first race!) and then we are going to his family’s house for dinner.


    Erin November 25, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I always make my oats in the microwave just because it’s less clean-up. 😉 My plans for tomorrow are to eat good food, try to fit some exercise in before dinner and enjoy time with friends and family. It’s only one day a year so I’m not worried about eating a little extra. 🙂


    Marla November 25, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Great video….I too was in pain though listening to metal spoon scraping away…does anyone else have this same problem as me?It makes me cringe and drives me crazy!Silly me;)
    Happy holidays !


    K November 25, 2009 at 10:16 am

    The night before Thanksgiving is always fun catching up with everyone! Enjoy tonight!! Our plans – go to one side of the family before dinner and then have dinner at the other side’s 🙂


    jenna November 25, 2009 at 10:19 am

    stove top oats are my favorite!! 🙂 I hope you have a great T-day!


    Nicole November 25, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I appreciate the stove top oat video! I don’t have a microwave anymore so I can’t just do ’em there.


    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale November 25, 2009 at 10:31 am

    We’re headed over to my parents, who live near us in downtown Chicago! My sister’s flying in from N. Carolina and our good family friends are joining us too… Even though we live a few minutes from my parents, we’re staying the night after T-day dinner, just for old times sake!


    Cait (Cait's Plate) November 25, 2009 at 10:32 am

    For Turkey Day we’re all at my sister’s house in Atlanta! It’s so nice to have a bit warmer weather before I come back to face the bitter cold Northeast winter that will be waiting for me!!


    Kara November 25, 2009 at 10:34 am

    The colors in those oats are gorgeous!

    I am spending Thanksgiving with my family. Just the 4 of us, but I love it that way 🙂


    Kerry November 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I have to make 18 pounds of potatoes tonight! I should tape it and send you the clip, I am sure you would get a kick out of it. The Gobble Gobble Gobble run in Somerville in the morning then a trip to RI for a food filled Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time home with family.


    Tina November 25, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Gorgeous bowl of oats as usual! 🙂


    Traci November 25, 2009 at 10:57 am

    8am Bikram Yoga class to get this starterd! Thanksgiving is such a great Holiday isn’t it? Heading down to my sisters in Duxbury. We have grown to a family of 20 so always lots of fun. Enjoy your family!


    Deirdre November 25, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I am spending Thanksgiving during the day with my immediate family watching the Parade, dog show, and football then in the afternoon going over to my aunt’s house for a feast that will prob have 20+ people! Oh big families!


    Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 25, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I love the heaping scoop of pb in the center!


    Naomi (onefitfoodie) November 25, 2009 at 11:16 am

    thanks for the video! when I make stove top I never keep stirring like that but I want to try next time to see the difference 🙂

    have a happy thanksgiving tina!


    Julia November 25, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Looking so good! But I also hate that sound of the spoon scraping;)
    Don’t your pans get a lot of scratches this way?

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)


    Jenna November 25, 2009 at 11:41 am

    i am going to both my dad and mom’s side! can’t wait to see all the family!
    OMG mal’s sister is gorgeous 🙂


    Food Makes Fun Fuel November 25, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I’ve tried to get into the stove top but I find microwaving so much cleaner(plus when I’m in my dorm it’s not like I have much choice)


    Melissa (Melissa Likes To Eat) November 25, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    My family will be coming to my house and I will be doing all the cooking….a lot of it will take place today actually!


    Jessica November 25, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I’m a new follower as i am trying to get out of my rut of unhealthiness. great minds seem to think alike as i had nearly the exact same thing for breakfast this morning. i had oats with pom, banana, and a tad bit of honey. in your recipes (and others i’ve seen for oats on other blogs) it seems that ground flaxseed is always present. Can you explain the benefit of this ingredient?


    Cynthia (It All Changes) November 25, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I wish I had the patience for stove top oats. I stick mine in the microwave while I put on my make-up.

    For Turkey Day Hunni and I have a day just for us since we don’t get enough time to travel home. But we like it and it has become tradition.


    Devon November 25, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I am having Thanksgiving with my boyfriend. We’re making Turkey Mole with handmade corn tortillas. Dessert is gluten free brownies with peanut butter chips, Coconut Bliss and perfectly ripe persimmons. Fun!


    Erin November 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I love your attitude re: not working out this morning. Sometimes I tend to freak out if I miss a workout and have that all or nothing attitude. It’s refreshing to see someone treat it as part of the day/routine and know that you can always get back on the horse (or bus, or whatever metaphor you choose ;))

    I’m going to my parents house in CT!


    Alicia November 26, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Hi Tina,

    Just wanted to say that I really like your voice! 😛 It’s very pleasant and clear. I always eat stove top oats. Yum!


    Coconut Recipes November 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Looks delicious and very healthy, too!


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