3 x Breakfast Oatmeals + Copenhagen Guide

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Even though we have posted countless porridge recipes on this blog – baked, soaked and cooked – we recently realized that we never have posted one of our standard breakfast oatmeals. Oatmeal is one of the most common breakfasts for us on early weekday mornings. It’s quick to make and you only need one ingredient for the most basic recipe. But it can also be prepared in endless varieties depending on season and preference.

You can cook oats with water, fruit- or vegetable juice or any kind of milk. And you can either stick to just rolled oats or mix them with quinoa flakes, rye flakes, chia seeds, linseeds or any other kind of seed.

We have shared three different set-ups here. One with oat and rye flakes cooked on carrot juice, one standard oatmeal cooked with coconut milk and the last one has egg added to the oatmeal for a protein boost. We have also used different toppings on them. Berries, dried fruit, seeds, nibs, compotes, nut butters and even vegetables are often added to our oatmeals. Remember that the actual oatmeal is only 45 percent of the experience. The most important part are the toppings. So don’t be shy, build mountains of different toppings.

We’d love to see your oatmeal creations on Instagram. Hashtag it #gksbreakfast so we won’t miss out on anything. To be on the safe side you could also tag either David: @gkstories or Luise: @luisegreenkitchenstories

We’re looking forward to see what you come up with!

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We were inspired to do this post about oatmeals after our recent visit to the Copenhagen porridge restaurant Grød. They serve both sweet and savory porridges and going there feels just like coming home, as they share our love for these warm grainy bowls. The carrot oatmeal further down is similar to something we had there.

We have also put together a list of our other favorite places in Copenhagen, in case some of you plan a visit during the summer.

Copenhagen Eating Guide
PapirØen – Copenhagen Street Food. Food trucks, containers and vendors. Indoor and outdoor food mekka, colourful and affordable food for everyone. Try the egg wrap filled with bean stew or enjoy a smoothie or drink with the beautiful view of Copenhagens canals. Hal 7 & 8, PapirØen, Trangravsvej 14, 1436 København K.
The A la Menthe – Morroccan cafe with amazing vegetarian lunch or dinner platters and of course fresh mint tea. Rådhusstræde 5 (near Strøget) 1466 Copenhagen K.
Stedsans – Organic rooftop restaurant located in Østerbro. You’re sitting in a greenhouse surrounded by a beautiful garden and a hen house. You pre-book and pay for the menu ahead and are then served a seriously delicious 6 course dinner. Everything is local, organic and seasonal, the menu is gluten free and optional vegetarian. Æbeløgade 4, 2100 Østerbro.
Foodie – Vegetarian, Vegan and gluten free falafel bar. They bake their own slow rising sourdough bread everyday and create very interesting and flavourful sandwich combinations. They have a large selection of vegetarian sandwiches and stews. Amagerbrogade 13, Copenhagen S and Jagtvej 133, Copenhagen N.
Bang & Jensen – Cool cafe with traditional danish food with a trendy twist. Istedgade 130, 1350 Vesterbro.
Torvehallerne – Indoor and outdoor food market with 60 different shops. You can find everything of Copenhagens most popular and delicious food scene here. A must visit! Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 Copenhagen K.
Höst – Beautiful restaurant with a modern nordic cooking style – Nørre Farimagsgade 41, 1364 Copenhagen K.
42 Raw – Our favorite Raw food cafe in Copenhagen with great food, breakfast, desserts, smoothies and juices. Pilestræde 32, 1112 Copenhagen K.
Simple Raw – Cute little Raw food cafe with delicious food. Try their brunch or lentil burger. Oehlenschlægergade 12, 1663 Vesterbro.
Raw & Rustic Urtehuset – Great health food store with a separate health cafe serving salads, shakes, shots and snacks. We love everything on the menu. Gammel Kongevej 113, 1850 Frederiksberg C.
Morgenstedet – Organic cafe at Christiania, great homemade food! Christania, 1440 Copenhagen K.
Parterre – Cute little cafe with danish and french pastries, lunches and cakes, beautiful location by the water. Ovengaden Oven Vandet 90, 1415 Christianshavn.
Grød – A cafe that only serves porridges, sweet and savory. Very delicious and top quality. Jægerborgsgade 50, 2200 Nørrebro or Torvehallerne, Linnésgade 17, 1362 Copenhagen K.
Atelier September – Old antique store turned into a cafe. The food is simple tasty danish/french food. Freshly squeezed juices and good coffee. Gothersgade 30, 1123 Copenhagen K.
Rist Kaffebar – A coffee shop with a great atmosphere and nice food. Værnedamsvej 4b, 1619 Vesterbro.
Café Granola – Charming cafe in the most charming street in Vesterbro. Try their brunch. Værnedamsvej 5, 1619 Vesterbro.
Smag – Salad bar with a wide range of healthy salads, delicious toppings and sourdough rye bread. Remember to try their vegetarian zucchini patties. Get the take away boxes and go to a park nearby. Located 4 places: Fælledvej 25, Ndr. Frihavnsgade 13, Store Kongensgade 44, Torvehallerne.
Isværket – Organic ice cream bar. Stefansgade 15, 2200 Nørrebro.
Laundromat – A cafe where you can also bring your dirty laundry. They also have a large play corner for kids. Elmegade 15, Nørrebro or Århusgade 38, Østerbro or Gammel Kongevej 96, Frederiksberg C.
Anne’s Gademad – Homemade take away dinner. Vegetarian option every day. Enghavevej 3, Vesterbro.
LêLê – Vietnamese restaurant with great vietnamese food with a modern twist. Vesterbrogade 40, 1620 Vesterbro.

 

Oatmeal – 3 ways

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Protein Boosted Oatmeal
Serves 2

1 cup rolled oats (certified gluten-free if you prefer)
2,5 cups water
2 eggs
1/2 tsp ground vanilla
1 pinch sea salt

Topping:
avocado, sliced
raspberries, fresh or thawed frozen
hemp seeds
chia seeds
quark yogurt

Place oats, water, eggs, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium to low heat. Stir to combine. Let simmer until the water is just absorbed and the porridge has thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Serve in bowls with with plant milk and toppings.

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Carrot & Rye Oatmeal
Serves 2

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled rye
1,5 cup carrot juice
1 cup water
1 pinch sea salt

Topping:
raisins
flax seeds
unsweetened apple sauce with grated fresh ginger (cook chopped apples, a little water and grated ginger until tender)
cacao nibs

Place oats, rye, carrot juice, water and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium to low heat. Stir until the water is just absorbed and the porridge has thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Serve in bowls with with plant milk and toppings.

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Sweet Coconut Oatmeal
Serves 2

1 cup rolled oats (certified gluten-free if you prefer)
1,5 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
1 pinch sea salt

Topping:
almond & cacao nut butter (mix nut bitter and cacao powder)
toasted desicated coconut
toasted pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
strawberries, fresh or thawed frozen
raw hazelnuts, chopped
goji berries

Place oats, coconut milk, water and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium to low heat. Stir until the water is just absorbed and the porridge has thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Serve in bowls with with plant milk and toppings.

Tip: For grain free options use rolled flakes of whole buckwheat, millet or quinoa.