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Sweet and salty miso apple oatmeal

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Recipe by loounie

This oatmeal is a far cry from instant packaged oatmeal. The lentil flakes make this meal even healthier and more satisfying. When you combine this with beautiful green vegetables and a sweet and salty mix, it quickly becomes a perfect dish for any time of the day! In this version, grilled apples were added as a garnish, as they are in season. But you could also choose to add grilled squash slices, grated carrot, pears or any other fruit or vegetable that pairs well with salty dishes.

For two regular servings (or a portion for an ogre!)

Ingredients

Oatmeal

  • 2/3 cup of oat, amaranth or buckwheat flakes
  • 1/3 cup of red lentil flakes, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup of neutral and unsweetened plant based beverage (avoid vanilla flavoured beverages)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of pale miso paste
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of yeast flakes (also called nutritional yeast, RedStar yeast, B12 yeast – it’s not bread yeast)
  • A pinch of salt

Apples

  • 2 small apples or a large seasonal apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp of neutral vegetable oil
  • A pinch of cinnamon

Garnishes, to taste

  • 1 cup of finely chopped kale
  • pistachios or another nut
  • Hemp seeds
  • Tahini (adds creaminess)
  • Puffed quinoa

Instructions

  1. In a pot, combine the flakes, the plant-based beverage and water. Stir gently.
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for about 5-6 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed (you are looking for a relatively creamy consistency).
  3. Turn off the heat. Add the miso paste, maple syrup, yeast flakes and a pinch of salt and mix well, for 1-2 minutes.
  4. While the oatmeal is cooking, place the vegetable oil in a hot skillet. Brown the apple slices for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden.
  5. Remove the apples from the pan. While the pan is still hot, add the chopped kale, a tablespoon of water and a pinch of salt. Cook for about a minute, or until the kale has softened.
  6. For presentation: Put the oatmeal in the bottom of a bowl. Garnish with the golden apples, steamed kale and toppings of your choosing.

About the author

Caroline Huard is a health professional also known under the name Loounie. She enjoys creating and sharing recipes and 100% veg-based tips to help others stress less and have more fun in the kitchen.

We collaborated with The Unscented Company and Caroline from Loounie Cuisine to create this seasonal recipe because we believe in the complete well-being of our customers.

Based in Montreal, The Unscented Company offres a complete range of body and household products that are fragrance free. They believe that deep cleaning without fragrances is far better for our senses. Also, their packages are designed to facilitate a sustainable lifestyle. They encourage their clients a refill their containers, at home or in-store, in order to reduce our collective plastic footprint.

Clearly this oatmeal recipe will dirty a pot and a pan, but this won’t be a problem if you are using quality cleaning products! We love the Unscented Company products because we appreciate a meal far more when our kitchen and dining room aren’t filled with artificial fragrances.

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