One of the first blogs I ever read was Lauren Smith’s The Oatmeal Artist. I couldn’t believe there could be a whole site dedicated to the subject of oatmeal. Really, what can you do with oatmeal besides serve it with brown sugar and milk or make cookies with it? Fortunately, Lauren’s oatmeal vision isn’t so limited. Aside from cooking oatmeal on the stove top, you can bake it or make overnight oatmeal, which is essentially soaking it. And don’t get me started on the flavor combinations. You could try a new flavor everyday for a year and never have the same one twice. My current favorite oatmeal flavor is the banana bread. It makes my apartment smell amazing and it tastes even better then it smells.
What I really like about Lauren’s site is that most of the recipes are scaled for one but are still filling portions. The recipes are, for the most part, free from processed ingredients. The only draw back to Lauren’s blog is that some of her recipes use hard to find and/or expensive ingredients. However, if you are an oatmeal lover and willing to search a little, there are plenty of awesome oatmeal recipes at The Oatmeal Artist.