Serious Eats: Talk
Help in making Oatmeal not as good for me
So yea. Basically I'm one of those people who spends six out of seven days a week with my pretentious bowl of oats, cooked with skim milk, a sliced banana, and some nuts. You know the spiel - healthy fat, protein, complex carbs, blah blah blah. I even get really creative at times, adding savory herbs, veggies, low fat cheeses, heck, even bacon (one of my favorite combos is bacon + dried figs + black pepper + balsamic vinegar). But I really have no experience making oatmeal, well, rich. I want to taste the earthiness of the grain and richness of an addition - not a conglomeration of flavors which some columnist is getting paid to tell me is of ideal health value. So my question is what's the best way to go? I've never had oatmeal with even 2%, much less added butter or half-and-half or what have you. What are some of the more sophisticated ways to add richness and intensity to oatmeal that don't overwhelm the natural flavor of the oats with other elements? Many thanks in advance.