Brown butter, maple syrup oatmeal
Delicious oatmeal may sound like an oxymoron, but this recipe manages the imposible. It really is the absolute best oatmeal. Hands down. I'm not even sure I like oatmeal all that much but this, I love. Also, if you have an underweight kiddo and you are looking to add calories and nutrients to your his/her diet, this oatmeal is a winner.
(Please ignore my daughters disgusting looking sleeve in this picture...really we bathe her and wash her clothes regularly. I swear we do!)
Also, I left the "with flax, chia, and sesame seeds" from the post title becasue these things don't sound nearly as delicious as the "brown butter and maple syrup" part of the recipe title. But even though they don't sound delicious, they are and they add nutrients, so I suggest leaving them in!
Brown butter and maple syrup oatmeal with flax, chia, and sesame seeds
I found this recipe from Orangette and I LOVE it. It's hands down the very best oatmeal I've ever had. I modified it a little to suit my tastes and to add in nutrients for my family.
1 cup rolled oats
1 Tbsp. butter
1 cup whole milk
3 cups water
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. flax seeds
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
*optional for topping: greek yogurt and fresh fruit, such as berries or pomegranate seeds
Melt the butter in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat and then add the rolled oats. Stir to coat and then continue to stir for about 3-5 minutes, or until the oats begin to brown (you can start to see brown on one side. Just keep stirring them all around to brown as much as you can without burning.) Add in the water, milk, cinnamon, flax, sesame, chia seeds, and the sea salt. Give it a good stir and then cook over medium low heat for ~25-30 minutes. It will look pretty runny when it's done but turn off the heat, add the maple syrup, and give it another few good stirs, then let it sit for ~10 minutes. Serve with a spoonful of greek yogurt mixed in and/or some fresh fruit on top.