Whoever Thought “Epic” and “Oatmeal” Would Be in the Same Sentence?!

Every Tuesday night, we host a small group dinner and Bible discussion at our house for young adults. We usually provide a simple meal, like baked potatoes and salad, homemade pizza, custom omelets, etc. Well, this week, Bryan suggested we serve oatmeal.

At first, I thought this was a little strange. “We’re having company and you want to serve oatmeal?! OoooKay…” So I asked another girl in our group, Ashley, what she thought, and she said she loves oatmeal. So…Oatmeal Extravaganza it is!

I made a big batch of homemade oatmeal (4.5 c. oats, 4 c. water, 3.5 c. milk) and a small batch of quinoa (1 c. red quinoa, 1 c. water, 1 c. milk). Then we had the following options for toppings available:

  • fried apples (organic apples pan fried in butter with a bit of brown sugar)
  • brown sugar, white sugar, honey, maple syrup, and Stevia
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Nutella
  • pecans, walnuts, flax seed
  • blueberries and raspberries
  • raisins
  • pomegranate arils

Then we also served eggs to order on the side (over easy, over medium, or scrambled) – fresh from the farmer’s market! And Ashley brought Immaculate Baking Co. Cinnamon Rolls, which are fabulous!

All in all, the oatmeal bar was EPIC! And it turned out to be a great dinner and discussion group!

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5 responses to “Whoever Thought “Epic” and “Oatmeal” Would Be in the Same Sentence?!

  1. We added “hot cereal” to our SS Breakfast list of items and it’s gone over really well. Last month, I stirred in brown sugar, cinnamon, a bit of ginger (rather than your nutmeg), raisins, golden raisins, and dried cranberries. I like mine perfectly thick with almond milk poured over it all. Mmm. Glad y’all enjoyed!!!!

  2. very creative- I’m sure it was delicious with all those toppings!

  3. that sounds great! I love “loaded” oatmeal 😀

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