Happy National Pistachio Day!!
Bet you didn’t know that now did you? 🙂
Okay, so originally I wasn’t going to make this particular recipe for a few weeks, but when I saw that it was National Pistachio Day.. well I just had to.
I have to say that this is probably my new favorite way to cook oatmeal. I tested out a new cooking method, and it was a complete success. (I’ll explain through the cooking steps).
This recipe does have a secret ingredient too…
Try to guess. Then see if you’re right
Okay here’s the recipe
1. 1 1/2 cups water
2. 1/2 cup oats
3. 2 tbsp instant pistachio pudding (did you guess right? 🙂 )
4. 2 tsp chia seeds
5. 1 tsp almond extract (optional, but highly recommended)
6. pistachios for topping
Okay, so the night before combine the water and the oats. (Make sure they’re in a microwave safe container with A LOT of extra room… these expand like 5 times they’re original size. You don’t want a mess). Microwave for about 5- 6 minutes, and then let sit for 5 minutes. Check the consistency. If it’s too watery for your taste, microwave a little more.
Once it’s to the right consistency, add in the chia seed, almond extractand the pudding. Then set in the fridge
In the morning, add a little bit more water to the oats, and microwave if desired.
At this point I added a bit more almond extract, and then topped with pistachios.