Oatmeal is great because there are so many ways you can change it up, add to it or mix up the flavor depending on the season or what mood you are in. In the summer I make overnight oats when I want something light and fruity. In the winter I add cinnamon and other spices that help me feel cozy on cold winter mornings.
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods you can eat for breakfast. It’s loaded with nutrients and full of fiber. It can help control your blood sugar and helps keep your cholesterol low.
I came across an interesting oatmeal recipe recently that I had to try. It seemed crazy and totally up my alley. This oatmeal recipe is called
Cowboy Oatmeal is when you add hot coffee to your dry oats instead of hot water. It sounds kind of gross but if you think about it, it totally makes sense. I always drink coffee in the morning and I always eat oatmeal. Why not kill two birds with one stone and combine them into super oatmeal?
Directions for Cowboy Oatmeal
I took my regular oatmeal ingredients and mixed them in a bowl as usual.
- 1 cup dry oats.
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds. Available in the health food section of most grocery stores
- Sprinkling of cinnamon.
Then, instead of adding hot water I put the bowl under the spout of my Keurig and poured a cup of hot coffee onto the oats. I gave it a little stir and let it cook in the bowl for a minute. I don’t drink fancy coffee. I actually like Folgers or (and I am embarrassed to admit) McCafe from McDonalds. I usually just buy what’s on sale.
I added a little cream because I don’t like my coffee plain and it makes oatmeal taste good too.
To my surprise The Cowboy actually tastes really good! The coffee really adds to the flavor and makes it super yummy. If you are in a hurry in the morning and don’t have time to sit down and eat your oatmeal and drink a coffee you might as well brew up The Cowboy and eat on the run. You get the nutrition of the oats and the caffeine of the coffee.
The only thing, is that I actually like to sit and drink my morning coffee. It’s part of my morning routine. I like to enjoy a warm beverage in the morning and tea just isn’t going to cut it. Drinking a cup of coffee while also eating coffee infused oatmeal seems like overkill. I would probably end up bouncing off the ceiling from all that caffeine.
Coffee infused oats seem like a really delicious option for making overnight oats. This summer, when I want something cool in the morning I definitely will make overnight oats with coffee instead of water or milk. Topping it off with a little yogurt would taste divine!
Make your morning oatmeal with hot coffee instead of water and get your caffeine fix while you eat your breakfast.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup black coffee
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Pour one cup of black coffee into one cup of oats mixed with chia seeds. Let sit for a few minutes until the oats are cooked.
Have you ever tried The Cowboy? What about other additions to your oatmeal like apple cider or hot chocolate? Tell me about it in the comments and if you like my recipe make sure to give it 5 stars!.