This was pretty good considering that my idea of eating oatmeal is when it's in cookies. I used skim milk, sweetener, and added about 1/4 cup of pineapple chunks. I didn't use the vanilla. My Vitamix blender whipped the drink into silky smoothness. My husband loved it. I have been making this for a couple of years. I like having it for breakfast because it is very filling and keeps the munchies at bay. In the beginning, I was having a hard time with the raw oats taste so I started lightly toasting the oats to see if that would ease the raw taste. My husband says he can't tell the difference, but I can. To toast the oats, I measure enough rolled oats to last for a week and place them on a large foil lined cookie sheet and lightly toast them at 300 degrees for a few minutes. The oats need to be stirred a couple of times to keep them from burning. They toast quickly. Once they are finished, I let them cool and grind them in my Vitamix and store the powder in a container. I have also toasted the oats on top of the stove in a large skillet over medium heat. I just stir them constantly until they start to smell like they are toasting (sort of nutty) and remove them from the heat, and the skillet. I used the skillet method the first time I toasted them, and since it was an experiment, I only toasted a 1/2 cup of oats. Fortunately it worked it out for me!
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This was pretty good considering that my idea of eating oatmeal is when it's in cookies. I...