How to make custard oats

11 Nov

A few weeks ago I posted my how-to on making egg white oats.  Truth be told I eat custard oats much more often than egg white oats.  Egg white oats give you a ton of volume whereas custard oats give you a more creamy bowl of oatmeal. 

In the past I used to only eat the whites of egg – no yolks please.  Those days are in the past and I regularly eat 1-2 whole eggs a day now.  The yolk is full of vitamins and minerals that help our bodies function properly, plus it’s a good source of healthy protein
An egg a day keeps the doctor away, right? Winking smile

How to make custard oats

Begin by heating your water/milk up to a soft boil (I used 3/4 cup water + 1/4 cup soymilk for 1/3 cup oats). 

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Add the oats with a pinch of sea salt, stir and reduce to about medium heat.

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Crack your egg into a bowl.  I use 1 egg for my oatmeal.  Beat with a fork until light yellow and a bit frothy.

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After about 8 minutes your oatmeal should look like this.  Still a tiny bit watery, but the oats have softened up nicely.

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Turn the heat down to low, slowly pour in the egg and stir a lot really quickly.

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Keep stirring until your oatmeal begins to get really creamy and custard like.  That’s when you know the egg has cooked thoroughly.  Add any spices, like cinnamon, that you want.  I added peanut flour + some extra milk into this bowl.

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Pour into a bowl and top with fresh fruit, nut butters, granola, seeds or whatever you like.  Pomegranates go great with a subtle peanut flavor.

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Have you tried custard oats or even egg white oats before?  Which do you prefer?

Did you join in on the mini-challenge?  Those that have, how’s your second day going?  Keep up the good work!

Also, yes it’s a shocker but you CAN train your cat to use a toilet.  It’s a lot of work and persistence at the end, but we’re about 90% there.  It’s the funniest looking thing too.

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10 Responses to “How to make custard oats”

  1. Faith November 11, 2010 at 6:39 am #

    Custard oats with pom… oh my. I made it the other day without pom. It’s time to make it with pom now. Looks very healthy and yummy Heather!

  2. Alina @ Duty Free Foodie November 11, 2010 at 7:10 am #

    a) that looks very delicious
    b) I would LOVE to train my cat to use the toilet. But how old are your cats? Frank is five – does it work with older cats?

  3. Heather November 11, 2010 at 7:15 am #

    I’ve never made my oats with eggs or egg whites before. Can you really taste them?? I’d love to do that to get more protein in my breakfasts, but I’m not so sure I’d enjoy the flavor……

    • GetHealthyWithHeather November 12, 2010 at 6:46 am #

      I think the egg white oats have more of an egg flavor that you’d have to get used to. I eat it so much it’s just become normal to me. Try it out, let me now what you think!

  4. Maria @ Scandifoodie November 11, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    I never thought of making oats like this, sounds delicious!!

  5. The Hot and Fit November 11, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    We have Marks and Spencer here as well as TESCO (like a British Wal Mart) and they sell canned custard. I have some at home but never tried it before!

  6. Pure2raw twins November 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    Never had custard oats, it was been a few years since I have had oats, LOL. I used to eat them all the time but I guess I wore my tastebuds out ;) Looks good though!

  7. The Candid RD November 12, 2010 at 3:52 am #

    I love the idea of both egg white and custard oats! I do prefer to have a lot of volume in my oats, so I may have to try out the egg white oats sometime. Right now I’m stuck on these new quick steel cut oats. They aren’t my favorite but I’m trying to perfect how I prepare them! I also did overnight oats the other day, and they turned out…interesting…

  8. pigpigscorner November 12, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    Wow, very interesting. I’ve never tried this nor egg white oats before !

  9. Erica November 12, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    Beautiful breakfast :) Even delicious for brinner! I like the idea of adding whole eggs- I would just caution those with high cholesterol. I’ve never tried custard oats. Putting it on the to make list :)

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