Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada.
Based on a unbaked cookie recipe, I had an idea to combine nuts, seeds and dates with quick oats...turned out to be the best oatmeal I've ever had, and have had lots of others say the same after trying it.
I take an assortment of nuts, like cashews, almonds and walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax, whatever you want, and grind them all up in a food processor until they're about the same size of the oatmeal flakes. Then I grind up dates with some of the nut mixture, to keep it from getting too clumpy, and add a teaspoon of vanilla to it(I also had some hazelnut extract that was amazing). Stir this into the nuts.
I then mix the same amount of oatmeal, by volume, to the nut/date mixture...stir it up really good and ziplock it. Just have to add boiling water and stir. More filling, better texture and way more tasty than plain old oatmeal or those disgusting quaker packets.