Mega oatmeal super bowl
recipe and photos by Miles Arbour
If you like it, oatmeal is a no brainer for both adventures on the road and adventures on the trail. It’s quick, full of good stuff, and easy to add plenty of other yummy ingredients to that will keep you full, for longer. We’d buy some instant oats in bulk, then pretty much toss in whatever we felt like. Toppings like pear, banana, honey, and peanut butter were the norm. To keep up with trends, we’d also often add coconut, chia seeds, and crunchy granola to put the ‘meal’ in oatmeal. The ingredients are tailored towards some generous servings, as we’d often head out on a ride or hike after eating breakfast. It’s big, quick, and hearty.
Prep & Cook Time 15 minutes
Yield 2 generous portions
• 1 cup instant oats (or your preferred variety of oats)
• 2 cups water
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1 banana
• 1 pear
• ½ cup strawberries
• 1 cup granola
• 1 cup unsweetened yogurt
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 2 tablespoons raw peanut butter
Things can get out of hand quickly when making oatmeal, so get ready. Instant oats often call for a 1:2 ratio with water, so however much you cook, double that and that’s how much water you need. We’d usually go with 1 cup oats, 2 cups water. Put the water in your pot, and put the oats off to the side for now.
Next, prep the toppings. Chop them up real good. Add all of this, including yogurt, granola, and peanut butter to two bowls. Now we can get that water simmering, add in the oats and keep a close eye on it. The oats should only really need 2-3 minutes to cook, stir often, and once things are looking good remove from heat immediately. Quickly stir in some cinnamon. If you’re using non-instant oats, this step will require a bit extra time.
Lastly, add the cooked oats to the bowls, top with honey and anything else you want. If you have chia seeds or coconut, this would be the time to use them. Eat it!