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August 14, 2015

Next Level Oatmeal

En vinder-havregrød

TOASTED OATMEAL! Toasting your oats before cooking adds a heavenly nutty taste

It’s without hesitation that I hereby claim oatmeal to be my favourite breakfast food ever. I seriously love how versatile oatmeal is. I love being creative when I cook (Really? What a surprise – it’s not like I am a food blogger or anything (; ) – and you can add anything to oats. The possibilities are endless. I usually try different kinds of toppings or add in all different fruits and vegetables etc. etc.

But then this week I suddenly had the idea of toasting the oats before cooking them. It was brilliant! And the idea was very popular on Instagram.

Toasting the oats brings out an amazing nutty flavour – I dare say it takes the oatmeal to the next level. And even without adding much more work to the process – you simply toast the oats in the same saucepan as you’d cook them in.


Det er uden tøven at jeg hermed erklærer havregrød for min yndlingsmorgenmad. Jeg elsker virkelig hvordan de små gryn kan bruges i alt og tilsættes alt. Jeg elsker at være kreativ, når jeg laver mad (I know, sikke en overraskelse… at det skulle komme fra en madblogger (; ) – og havregrynet ved gud en af de bedste ting at eksperimentere med. Alt kan tilsættes. Frugt, nødder, kydderier, grøntsager.

Men så fik jeg den ide at tørriste selve havregrynene.

Og den ide var meget populær på Instagram.

Havregrynene får den lækreste nøddeagtige smag, når man tørrsiter dem. Så lækkert, jeg tillader mig at kalde det her ”next level havregrød”. Helt uden ekstra arbejde og opvask – de ristes nemlig i den selv samme gryde, som de koges i.

 TOASTED OATMEAL! Toasting your oats before cooking adds a heavenly nutty taste

But toasted oats isn’t the only new thing. I’ve also made a cooking video for the first time in my life. It was so much fun and I am fairly pleased with the result. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start. I was very inspired by the lovely Thea from Baking Magique. Seriously, you have to check out her wonderful videos. I love them – beautiful filming and clipping! One day I hope I am able to make such gorgeous films too.


Tørrsitede havregryn er ikke det eneste nye her. For første gang i mit liv har jeg nemlig lavet en youtube film. Dadadaammmm… Vildt ikke? Jeg er ret tilfreds med resultatet, selvom den ikke er perfekt. Men det er en start.

Jeg var indrømmet lidt inspireret af søde Thea fra Baking Magique. Kun laver simpelthen de skønneste små film. ”Når jeg bliver stor” vil jeg være lige så god til at lave film som Thea (;

Oh, and something crazy happened a month ago – I got chosen as one of the Danish delegates for the World Science Conference in Israel. So I am going to Jerusalem TOMORROW! I can’t believe it. I am so honoured and so happy – and I can’t wait to go there and meet all the other delegates from the entire world, and to be nerdy an entire week, and to explore Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. I’d be updating from my personal Instagram account for those who are interested (:

Happy weekend!


Åh, og endnu en vild ting – jeg er blevet udvalgt til at deltage i World Science Conference i Israel i næste uge! Er det ikke vildt?! Så jeg tager til Jerusalem I MORGEN. Arh, kan slet ikke vente. Jeg updater lidt undervejs på min personlige Instagram.

Ha’ en skøn weekend!

Toasted Oatmeal

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Next Level Oatmeal. Toasting the oats creates a heavenly nutty taste.


  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp. buckwheat groats (can be omitted)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used almond)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 banana


  1. Place the oats in a small sauce pan and toast over medium heat until they brown slightly and smell nice.
  2. Add in buckwheat, water, milk and salt and cook for approx. 5 minutes.
  3. When th porridge starts to thicken, slick the banana thinly and add the slices to the porridge.
  4. Cook until you reach your desired texture.
  5. Top with ANYTHING!

20 responses to “Toasted Oatmeal”

  1. You are the best, when it comes to oatmeals, seriously!
    I am gonna try this one too, so creative!

  2. Ineke says:

    Toasting oats before making oatmeal sounds delicious, I´ll definitely try this. I really like your video, I´ve been wanting to make some as well but somehow I haven´t got the hang of it yet. Looks really good. :)

  3. Kathryn says:

    Yum! This sounds delicious. It’s a great way to jazz up the typical porridge, I’ll definitely be trying it out. Thank you for sharing : )

    Kathryn | nimblenote.blogspot.com

  4. Woah, wait, what… oh, okay, BYE! HAVE FUN! That’s amazing, hope you have fun at the conference and get to eat some amazing Israeli food!
    I have never toasted my oats before but am gonna try it out for breakfast this morning! :D

  5. Love the idea of toasting oats – bet it adds lovely flavour to the oatmeal! :D Loved watching your video – excited to watch more!

    Good luck at the conference and have a great time in Israel!

  6. Anna says:

    Hvor er du sej Josefine – og sikke en fin video du har lavet!
    Jeg bliver da nødt til at riste mine havregryn næste gang ;)

    – Anna

  7. I LOVE your video Josefine! Its lovely having a video to see how other people cook :) Toasting oats is such a good idea – it makes them almost nutty doesnt it. You can actually try the same thing with other grains (buckwheat, rye flakes etc) and then make it into porridge too, so yummy! Oh – and well done on getting picked to go to the Science conference, I cant wait to hear all about Jerusalem when you get back :)

  8. Cher says:

    Hi Josefine, I’m so glad I stumped on your blog. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!! I have so much to learn from you. I wish I had found my passion and drive at such an early stage in life! Oatmeal was never a big staple in my life, but I have definitely been inspired by many bloggers and it has become a comfort food for me. Toasted oatmeal sounds delicious, will definitely give this recipe a try!

  9. Anastasia says:

    Omg this looks so delicious,I love oatmeal especially during the colder month!Its the only thing that will get me out of bed XD

  10. meral says:

    It is hard to believe it is your first video! great work, I really like it.
    oatmeal, I am going to try right know 5 am here just the perfect time
    thank you!

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