I love all the mix-ins you can add to oatmeal, like walnuts, bananas, blueberries, and flax seed meal, but I have a hard time getting past the texture of oatmeal. I'd love to try all of the different cereals out there, but I figured I'd come here first and get suggestions without spending money on trying things out I might not like. Are there warm cereals out there with drier textures, or with consistencies similar to that of rice? I've heard good things about barley and buckwheat. Thanks!
Related Forum Threads
- Your vegetarian/vegan kid in a non-vegetarian environment Last post on 11/24/13 at 3:15pm in Vegetarian and Vegan
- Gluten Free and Vegan/Vegetarian? Last post on 12/1/13 at 3:37pm in Vegetarian and Vegan
- Fall "What's for Dinner" Thread Last post on 12/6/13 at 10:20pm in Vegetarian and Vegan
- Vegetarian/Vegan kids and puberty Last post on 10/13/13 at 2:04am in Vegetarian and Vegan
- Raw food / vegetarian Last post on 10/22/13 at 4:16am in Vegetarian and Vegan
Black Bean Brownies (optionally vegan and gluten-free)
Last edited: 9/16/13
- Raising a Non-Vegan in a Vegan HouseholdLast edited: 7/18/13
- Raising a Non-Vegan in a Vegan Household
Other than oatmeal?
We had a buckwheat cereal once that everyone liked (don't remember the company that made it - I haven't been able to find it since that one time). It was ground (so mushy-creamy, like polenta, but really good buckwheat flavor).
We also all really liked Bob's Red Mill's rise and shine cereal (which was brown rice grits, primarily).
Both of these did tend less to go real mushy, and have more texture (so, somewhat more like rice in a way than oatmeal?). You might actually prefer stone ground oats if you haven't tried those ever. They remind me a bit of bulgur wheat and end up a bit chewier.
It takes longer to cook, but years ago dh & I used to enjoy cooked millet for breakfast (would be somewhat more like rice being a whole grain that ends up being cooked) and I've seen crockpot recipes for quinoa done up like hot breakfast cereal. There are also crockpot breakfast rice pudding recipes I've seen/tried. The rice goes a bit mushier (but if you didn't do it in the crockpot, you might avoid that happening) - and if you prefer rice that might be a good solution.
I also like quinoa for breakfast (though IMO it's not good in the crock pot) and throw in fruit, nuts, molasses, etc just like oatmeal. Wheat berries are also great. If you've only tried rolled oatmeal, definitely try steel cut oats, sometimes called irish oats, too. Takes longer to cook, but I like the texture and flavor more than either quick or "old-fashioned" oatmeal I grew up with.
my favourite. rolled barley. cooks in 5 mins. what i dont like about oatmeal is its slimyness. i usually like slime but i dont like oatmeal slime. instead i love "rolled" barley as it is just like oatmeal without the slime. its more 'whole' rather than a mush.
apart from what the others have mentioned how about semolina, cream of wheat, polenta or cornmeal (grits).
if you dont mind the time it takes to cook, then steel cut oatmeal takes half and hour and hulled barley takes an hour to hour and a half. they are worth it. i usually crockpot them the night before. esp. barley.
i love buckwheat and millet too.
however i will say i dont eat typical bfast foods. i am not fond of them. instead i throw in some veggies and herbs with buckwheat, millet, semolina, cream of wheat and polenta. i cant handle sweet in the morning.
a simple frittata with my left overs i enjoy too.
this morning dd had turnip soup with spinach and fava beans.
the difference between bfast and lunch is - the number of spices in my food, adn the time it takes to cook.
- › The "Progressing / Positive / Impending / I'm in Labor" Thread 29 seconds ago
- › Cloth Diaper Chat 53 seconds ago
- › Trouble Dealing with Teenage Girl Materialism 1 minute ago
- › December Chat 3 minutes ago
- › ~*~ The TTC ONE Thread ~*~ December 2013 5 minutes ago
- › Neighbor boy's unfiltered insults hurting my family 7 minutes ago
- › Tell me about Hanna Andersson 7 minutes ago
- › Please explain to me why.. 12 minutes ago
- › How do you feel about being financially dependent? 15 minutes ago
- › Getting ready for natural birth 15 minutes ago
- › Bear Stays Up for Christmas by rosemarievpaulson
- › The Night Before Christmas by rjdoghouse
- › The Polar Express by sassyfirechick
- › Polar Express by Melanie Mayo
- › The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the... by Terry Stafford
- › The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Terry Stafford
- › The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative by Fembot
- › The Snow Queen by Astraia
- › The Snowy Day by janonia
- › Christmas in the Big Woods by Melanie Mayo
- › Hyland's Holiday Challenge Mothering... by JenniO11
- › Lead in Christmas Lights, Toxic Decorations... by Amy Serotkin
- › Can Attachment Parents Put Their Own... by KidsInTheHouse
- › Phases of a Nursling by OliviaHinebaugh
- › Holiday Books Giveaway Rules by Melanie Mayo
- › Developmental Milestones to Marvel At by Monica S
- › 15 Fun and Enchanting Holiday Tales for Children by Melanie Mayo
- › To Santa or Not To Santa by JillVettel
- › Three Low Cost Holiday Gifts to Make with Kids by Monica S
- › Mothering with Mental Illness: The Natural... by OliviaHinebaugh