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overnight oatmeal

-excerpted from Lenore's Natural Cuisine cookbook

If you are not a morning person, you can still enjoy a wholesome breakfast at home, work or while traveling. Overnight Oatmeal, made in a thermos, requires less than fifteen minutes to prepare the night before.


1 cup rolled oats
3 cups boiling water
1 tsp. unrefined sea salt


1. Dry-roast oats in a hot skillet on medium heat until golden brown.
    Stir often to prevent burning. This adds a toasty flavor.
2. Pour hot tap water into a wide-mouth, 3-cup thermos to preheat.
   Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
3. Pour the water from the thermos. Add oats, salt and 2 cups of
   fresh boiling water. Replace stopper and lid. Wrap in a towel to
   keep warm. Oatmeal will cook overnight.
4. Serve sprinkled with Gomashio or diced dried dulse for a salty


*To sweeten, add raisins to step #3.

cook's tips

*As a short cut, prepare rolled oats ahead of time by dry-roasting them in large quantity. Allow to cool. Store in glass jars in the
     refrigerator or freezer.
*Prepackage individual portions of dry-roasted rolled oats and salt in sandwich-sized Ziploc bags.
*When you stay at a motel or hotel, you can easily request hot water at a nearby coffee shop.

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