Sunday, March 2, 2008

Oat Bran Morning

I rolled out of bed absolutely starving! I wanted warm, carb-y, comfort food, so I made a bowl of Old Wessex Ltd Oat Bran. This morning was my first experience with it-- I have read about it and seen it at the grocery store, but I don't think I have ever eaten it. Like oatmeal, oat bran doesn't have a strong taste, but you can spruce-it-up with all sorts of additions. The texture of oat bran is a little bit more "creamy" than regular oats, especially if you make it with milk, which I will probably try next time. To my bowl of oat bran, I added chopped dates, almond slices, and sugar-free maple syrup. It was delicious! I'm a fan! (Cooking tip: If you use the microwave, make sure you use a big, deep bowl. When I wasn't watching, my oat bran exploded all over the microwave! What a mess!)


I also had 1/2 of a very ripe and juicy orange... It was so tasty! I might eat the other half soon!


From above...


And an iced coffee with milk and Splenda...


1/3 cup dry oat bran: 100
5 dates: 120
1/8 cup sliced almonds: 70
1/2 orange: 45
1/2 cup milk: 40
Breakfast total: 375

8 Comments:

Becca A said...

mm, I love oat bran and have it almost everyday...I stopped having the microwave explosions after I started using this corningware cup I found at the grocery store. I just started to read your blog but I enjoy it, keep up the good work :)

VeggieGirl said...

nothing better than a warm bowl of oats (or oat bran!) to start the day - looks great!

LT said...

To make iced coffee, do you just make coffee in advance then refrigerate or do you make it stronger & dilute with the ice?

Oh and I like to make my own little frappuccino's in my "magic bullet" sometimes! So much cheaper, isn't it!

Kath said...

Love that polka dot bowl!!!

Anonymous said...

I have oat bran for breakfast every weekday morning, and I keep it interesting by cooking it in tea, instead of water. Every night I brew a big mug for myself, and I never manage to finish even half before bedtime. So I refrigerate what's left (about 8 ounces) and use it to cook my breakfast. Green tea, chamomile w/ lavender, and spicy-cinnamony tea yield tastiest results.

LT said...

that tea idea is freaking genius! i can't wait to experiment!

Tina said...

To make iced coffee, we brew our coffee extra strong, pretty much double the strength of a regular pot of coffee... then we put it in the fridge to chill. The extra strong coffee prevents the iced coffee from getting too watery when we add ice to it.

Aimee H. said...

Mmm, I love oat bran too.. it's very creamy, especially when I use vanilla soy milk.