2 T slivered almonds (optional)
1 T wheat germ
1 T milled flax
1 T shredded coconut (optional)
1 t whole flax seed
1 t chia
2 1/4 C water
All of this thrown into a pot and given a quick stir; on medium heat until simmering. Then turn to low and chill out until it is as thick as you like. I tend to like the oats a bit more chewy, but also like it thick, so we simmer approximately five minutes.
Then, turn off the fire, and add:
1 t ground cinnamon
sweetener of choice, to your taste
whole milk, to your taste
Now you have a wonderful, delicious, warm bowl of breakfast cereal! This easily serves our family of four, with enough for a second round for our littles. And if you're interested in embellishments, and we usually are, here are a few healthy recommendations:
frozen or fresh blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries
My four year old is an extremely picky eater, and she loves this so much that she asks for it, sometimes even for lunch or dinner. I never worry about wastefulness, because we almost always finish it off, but it can easily be stored in the fridge and re-heated the following morning. And I can make this so easily, and feel satisfied that she is eating something healthier than cold processed breakfast cereals.
I hope you enjoy this one!