A Tribute to the Humble Oat

bowl of oats against colorful backdrop
Some folks might say oatmeal is boring. 
We are definitely not those people.
When it comes to the simple oat, we STAN – and here's why:
  1. Oats are one of the healthiest grains on this planet. They're packed with important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
  2. When eaten as part of a healthy diet, oatmeal can reduce cholesterol, control blood sugar, and increase growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract. 
  3. When applied topically, oats help nourish dry and itchy skin, reduce inflammation, and exfoliate while clearing away dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. 
  4. An infusion or tea made with oatstraw can help treat anxiety,  constipation, low libido, nervousness, stress, and more.
Anytime Oatmeal Recipe

We love this oatmeal recipe for any season and any time of day. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Serves 2
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp nut butter (we like almond butter for this; if you have a nut allergy, sunflower seed butter works great)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries, evenly divided
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, evenly divided
  • Maple syrup (optional)
  • Dried fruit (optional, we like tart dried cherries for this recipe!)
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add oatmeal, salt, cinnamon, and dried fruit (optional) to the water and stir. 
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook oatmeal for 6-8 minutes or until most of the liquid has absorbed and oatmeal thickens. 
  4. Turn off the heat and add 2 tbsp of your favorite nut or seed butter. Mix well. 
  5. Divide oatmeal evenly into two bowls. 
  6. Top the oatmeal with fresh blueberries (or any fruit of your choice), chopped walnuts, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup (optional). 
  7. Enjoy!