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Do you want to know a Secret: Part II

There is a way to make even creamier oatmeal.
(Not to mention creamy bulgur, wheatberries, and barley too.) It’s all thanks to one secret step. Are you ready for the secret to be revealed??? If so, scroll down. (Hmmm, this sounds like one of those annoying chain emails. But I promise I won’t make you send this message to 10 people or risk a lifetime of bad luck!)

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Here lies the secret of how to make the creamiest bulgur, wheatberries, barley, spelt, oatmeal, etc. ever:
vitamix oatmeal

You can use a Vitamix, food processor, or regular blender, but I like to use a hand blender because it’s easier to clean. Just make the grains the way you normally would, then blend! (If you want a creamier or thinner consistency, add a little water, milk, or juice prior to blending.)  Sometimes I pulverize the grains to oblivion (the Vitamix or blender is good for this), while other times I barely blend them (the hand blender works well for this– Just blending the grains for a few seconds is long enough for the flavors to meld together but short enough that they still retain their yummy chewiness).

What can you do with these now-creamy grains? Well, you can pretty much use any favorite oatmeal recipe and substitute a different cooked (and blended) grain.

Many ideas can be found on the Chocolate-Covered Recipes’ page,under the title “All Things Oatmeal.” Just use any of the crazy oatmeal recipes and blend the oatmeal + mix-ins. Or, sub a different grain for the oats in one of the oatmeal recipes. Expand your breakfast horizons! Your tummy will thank you.

Photos:

strawberry shortcake oatmeal

Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal Pudding

Below, Blended Breakfast Bulgur with Banana (Yikes– that’s entirely too many Bs for one recipe title!) I cook up a serving of bulgur, then I add a little soymilk or a little vegan butter and salt and blend away! It yields a pudding-like consistency. You could also add sugar, raisins, nuts, apple juice, peanut butter, etc.  Get creative!

Happy Breakfast Pudding-eating! 🙂

Published on September 22, 2008

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  1. shellyfish says

    you're such a woman of mystery! I love my hand blender, especially for soups- makes 'em all creamy & stuff without, well, the cream!

  2. Camille says

    Hey there. I commented yesterday about the weight gaining issue and just wanted to say sorry if I cam off as a little abrasive. Thanks for replying and it’s great that you accept the way you are and I hope I can do the same. I’m still considered underweight and many people, especially strangers tend to make rude or just annoying comments that used to make me extremely self conscious and just… pissed off. heh. I have gained around 10 lbs and am at a solid 90 at 5’2″ and trying my best to maintain it and hope that I can also have a better self image of myself in the future, like you have.

    Oh and awesome blender! I saw a commercial for something like that…it was so powerful in whipping air into any mixture that is even made whipped cream from skim milk!

  3. Joanna says

    i need to get one of those handblenders!!! i wanna try blended quinoa- i’m addicted to that stuff. and come to think of it, i just had rice and beans for dinner. how do u think that would be blended? haha

  4. Claudia says

    Amazing idea! I used a hand blender the other for the first time, working with food not bombs, although at first I was skeptical as it looked like some scary dental contraption. I’m totally going to try this idea soon, and a hand blender is definitely on my wish-list. Nice job!

  5. Vaala says

    Those hand blenders are awesome. I’m always borrowing Mum’s for soup when I go over there. Saves the mess of moving your cooking into the food processor and then back out again.

  6. shelby says

    How smart! Do you think it would work if I cooked my oats, left them overnight and then blended them in the morning? When ever I cook them the night before for school they get lumpy and stuck together, maybe by adding a little soymilk it would help it become creamier? YUM!

  7. Ruby Red Vegan says

    Oh my gosh! Blended wheatberries?!? You genius, you! They look so good! I am anxious to try wheatberries as an oatmeal stand-in now, too.

  8. River says

    You know, I can’t stand the chewiness of oatmeal and it never occurred to me that I could use a hand blender to make it smooth. Sweet! Thanks for such great idea!

    (sorry if this posts twice, my computer is freaking out)

  9. lexi says

    hi katie! ooh that looks amazing! i just wanted to tell you i got a different blog, and deleted my old one. i forgot my promise to never diet again! oops!

    also

    HI! i was wondering if anyone wanted to help support me on my recovery from binge eating disorder!? thanks in advanced. i need as much support as i can get!

  10. Joanna says

    lexi, i’d definitely support u! i had an eating disorder and it controlled so much of my life. i am still recovering from it and that’s why i started my blog. any way i can help, i will!

    best of luck!

  11. Emma says

    brilliant idea! I always make my porridge with soya milk but had found that with some wholgrains- it just didn’t blend properly- no problem solved! Yay!

    I have no excuses for not being able to make the best porridge ever!

  12. VeganCowGirl says

    Give it up for handblenders!!

    As usual you totally rock the recipe world.

    I love the look of the roasted peppers and grains. I bet that is a great combo!

  13. eatingbender says

    Haha, I am so NOT annoyed with the chain letter style post. In fact, it makes me extremely happy because I’m reminded of the good ol’ days – I used to love those chain letters, if you can believe it!

    I need a hand blender! It would make my life so much easier because the one thing I hate is clean up. I love the creaminess of those oats! I know what I’m asking for this Christmas!

  14. Amy says

    I always heard that oatmeal is creamy if you add the oats as soon as you put the water on the stove (while it is still cold), and chewy if you wait until the water boils to add the oats. Hmm, maybe I should do a little kitchen experiment?

  15. Ricki says

    Great idea. I’ve had those grains cooked for breakfast, but like the creamy oatmealy texture SO much better! Oh, and love my hand blender. Hate those annoying emails! 😉

  16. Brooke says

    katie, i love your creative cooking techniques! i cannot wait to try this!

    and thank you for linking your previous oatmeal recipes. the s’mores? oh my gosh, that is going to be my afternoon snack!

  17. vegannurse says

    What a creative yet ingenious way to have grains!

    I have a hand blender that’s aching to get used and you’ve just given me a great idea!

    Will definetly try this one soon!

    Oh, and PS: YOU’RE the sweet one! 😉

  18. linds says

    I love your huge dinner plates 🙂 and I know I’m supposed to be checking out your grains there but daaaaamn….those peppers look goooood 🙂

  19. ChocolateCoveredVegan says

    Camille—
    Don’t worry; you didn’t sound abrasive at all! I love getting comments, especially comments from people who are in the same boat as me! I know exactly what you mean about rude comments from strangers that make you self-conscious… or even worse—when someone comments about your weight behind your back and you happen to overhear it! But as long as YOU know you’re healthy, that’s what counts :o).

    Claudia– LOL I was scared to use the hand blender at first, too! I thought it’d make everything blow up into a huge mess!

    Lexi– Of course you know you have my support whenever you need it. All you have to do is ask or email me! What’s your new blog address?

  20. Mandy A says

    Hello 🙂

    I am so wanting to try this out!!!!!!! My blender isn’t working…. do you think a magic bullet might do the trick?

    Thanks! 🙂

  21. happyveganlady says

    I love my hand blender (but I wouldn’t say no to a Vita-Mix, if anyone has one they would like me to take off their hands…? ;)). I usually just eat porridge oats (cooked on the stove if I want them quite runny, or in a microwave if I want them a little firmer but still creamy), I haven’t considered eating other types of grain like this. I’ve eaten bulgar wheat in taboulleh and salads, and barley in soups and stews, but next time I think I’ll try them sweet and blended. Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Mony says

    OMG. I guess I’m super late with this…but this morning I finally tried blending my oats with banana and soy yogurt…thank you so much for enlightening me. That was delicious.
    Your blog is awesome by the way, and I love your creative recipes! :))
    Lots of love and hugs!

  23. Diane says

    My favorite kitchen gadget is a Magic Bullet! Unfortunately, I moved recently and had to leave mine behind, so I would LOVE a new one! 🙂

  24. Regi says

    My favorite gadget…I can’t choose! It’s a tie – probably between my Microplane grater and my immersion blender. They’re indispensable, seriously.

  25. Laura R says

    My dream gadget would be a vitamix-my sister just bought one and constantly tells me how awEsome it is. Although a magic bullet is much more reasonable for me and can likely fit my needs and get me to be more creative with my eats!

  26. Kristie Lynn says

    I have a feeling that a juicer would be my *true*dream kitchen appliance, but until the day when I have the $$$ for it, I am loving my hand blender. It just makes everything so yummy (like soups! and your blended grains!).

  27. Michelle says

    My favorite right now is the food processor. I dream of the day I’m a proud owner of a Vita-Mix though…………*sigh*

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  28. BreakingFree says

    My favorite kitchen gadget is definitely my food processor! I use it all the time for blending soups, bean dips, and my speciality: TOFUMMUS!

  29. jessi says

    i love my juicer!! i have too many dream gadgets but too small of a kitchen 🙁
    id like a vitamix…a dehydrator..an ice cream maker..a do-it-all-er…and one of those real fancy trashcans that close real slow when you release your foot off the bottom. Theres my christmas list.

  30. Krissy says

    One of these days I’d love to get a juicer. A friend of mine gave me one on loan last year and it was nearly impossible to give it back.

  31. Pamela says

    My absolute favorite kitchen gadget is the Blendtec (kermit ice cream with peach and greens, smoothies, soups…) but I would really love a hand blender or Magic Bullet. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  32. Taylor says

    all of my kitchen gadgets are tragically sub-par at the moment, but i’ve been itching to get my hands on a magic bullet for a while now…:]

  33. Danielle says

    My favorite kitchen gadget has to be my food processor. I would loveee a vitamix but I don’t think it will fit into my college budget

  34. Kyle says

    My favorite kitchen gadget’s probably my electric kettle, once I found how useful it is for making risotto. I am probably the clumsiest person in the world and it’s quite refreshing to have a device that stops boiling and pours veggie broth without making a mess.

    I’d love a Magic Bullet, though. That clumsiness? Yeah, doesn’t make for very pretty results when it comes to mincing things.

  35. Libby says

    Right now, my favorite kitchen gadget is my mini food processor that I use to make homemade larabars and other goodies!

  36. Gina G says

    im a happy camper with any kitchen appliance! but i think my dream appliance would either be a frozen yogurt machine (or greek yogurt machine hah) or a vitamix =)

  37. Claire says

    I only own a fridge and a blender (but use a public oven/stove and microwave), so I guess those are my two favorite gadgets :).

  38. Keegan says

    Ok, favorite kitchen gadget is a tie… my magic bullet is incredible, but my hotshot delivers a steaming cup of tea instantly to feed the tea addiction… very close call 🙂

  39. Mandie says

    I would LOVE a vita mix for intense blending. Or maybe something that could predict the yummy meal I’m craving. That would be a great dream invention.

  40. Anna says

    My dream gadget would store all the basics needed for cooking/baking (flour, butter, sugar, salt, CHOCOLATE!, etc.) in separate compartments. Then when I push a certain button, it will make all sorts of different things…from bread to brownies 🙂

  41. Sarah says

    My favorite kitchen gadget at the moment is a wee little frother I bought at IKEA… it makes it super easy for me to make soy lattes at home instead of spending $4 a pop at Starbucks!

  42. grace says

    i just bought a mini chopper from black and decker for 25 bucks and it is AMAZING! i whip up fruity “ice cream” with frozen berries and a bit of almond milk EVERYDAY…also great for carrot cake oatmeal and blending agar agar messes…hehe!

  43. Joan says

    My fave gadget is definitely my magic bullet! I use it for my morning breakfast smoothies every day and for my hummus fix.

  44. Katie says

    Current (broken) fave is the bullet. Dream is the vitamix. Just got a spiralizer that I can see becoming a favorite also.

  45. Gabby says

    My dream kitchen gadget would have to be a vitamix or a spiralizer. Both seem like such good tools to making amazing food. (:

  46. meegs says

    My FAVORITE kitchen gadget that i own is my KitchenAid standup mixer that I got as a wedding gift; but my DREAM would be a VITAMIX (that I just learned about today on your blog). But….I would be lucky enough to just have a MAGIC BULLET, but one day I hope to aquire a VITAMIX. It seems like a healthy kitchen must-have!

  47. Annie says

    That is so weird… I just did my first blended grain thang today.. I soaked some oat groats and then used my vitamix to blend them up before cooking them… added some banana… some ABU (ala HEAB) and topped with some shaved dark chocolate.. it was scrumptious! Right now my favorite kitchen gadget is my vitamix but a close second is my george foreman grill where I have discovered the wonderful world of grilled squash! YUMMO

  48. Sarah A says

    An immersion hand blender is the only appliance from my wish list that’s actually made it into our kitchen. I love how well it works and use it at least every other day! Alas, the Vitamix, KitchenAid mixer, spiralizer, and magic bullet still seem like mythical objects to me, but if they work half as well as the hand blender, well…I might try to make them a reality in our kitchen sooner rather than later.

  49. Teresa says

    My favorite kitchen gadget? Yikes that’s a hard one! One little kitchen tool that I have fun with is my avocado scooper. It scoops out the half avocado and slices it all at the same time, which is pretty nifty. Plus it’s a sinch to clean, and it’s very difficult to injury yourself with (a plus for many cooks). There’s so many fun kitchen toys out there, so I’m sure I could go on forever, but I do like the scooper and it involves eating one of my favorite foods (ms. avocado)

  50. Amaranth P. says

    I’d love a Magic Bullet. My favorite gadget/tool is actually my Pyrex whisk. It’s amazing when it comes to non-lumpy mixing. I have five whisks, but this is the only one I use now. It isn’t connected on the ends, but instead looks like a plastic spray from a shower head. 🙂 I should probably give those other whisks to needy cooks.

  51. Darcie says

    Coincidentally, my dream cooking gadget would be a hand blender. Mostly because I make pea soup like once a week and it’s such a pain to have to pour it into the blender (and there’s nothing as terrifying as pressing “blend” on a pitcher full of scalding pea goop). So much less to clean! So much oatmeal to blend! What’s not to love?

  52. Schmee says

    My DREAM kitchen gadget would be a kitchenaid so that I could use the dough kneader and not be so intimidated to make my own bread. But a mandolin is second up, to make my own potato/beet chips!

  53. Laurie says

    My favorite kitchen appliance would have to be my kitchen aid. I use it all the time and thank god for it being invented. Hello baking (healthful of course!)…

  54. Caitlin says

    my favorite kitchen gadget is the immersion blender too! mostly b/c I love making wintery soups in the crockpot, esp blended butternut squash/apple soup… yum!

  55. Lauren Christine. says

    i’d love to have a spiralizer so i can make zucchini pasta and spiralized sweep potatoes! otherwise, right now my vitamix is my favorite kitchen gadget–i just loaded up with green kale, cucumber, celery, fresh dates, water and ice and it chewed through it like its no big deal!

  56. Laura E says

    AHHH I love this giveaway! Now all I have to do is be the lucky winner…

    My dream kitchen gadget(I really do dream about having one some nights!)is a magic bullet! I know it would be great for making smoothies and most importantly your fudge babies!

  57. Kirsten says

    my dreaaaaaaaaam gadget right now would have to be a magic bullet. I just moved into my first apartment and it is TINY, so I am looking for kitchen ware that is small and can serve multiple uses. Enter: MB. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. Liz says

    My dream gadget? Cookie cutters! I have a tiny apartment and don’t need any more electronic things…cookie cutters would be marvelous!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. Elizabeth says

    I would love love love a vitamix one day. I have wanted a spiralizer for a while now, want to make veggie noods!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Chelsea says

    Well, my favorite gadget that I own is my food processor! But if I could get a new one, it would def be a spiralizer!

  61. Linda says

    My dream kitchen gadget is a juicer, so I could make some of great looking green juices I’ve been seeing, but the spiralizer is also on my list of gadgets I need to own.

  62. Laura B says

    My favorite appliance is my food processor – to make yummy chocolate pudding of course =) but I would love to have a mandolin slicer or spiralizer some day.

  63. Andrea says

    My dream gagdet is definitely the magic bullet. I’ve seen what wonderous things bloggies have made with it, and I would LOVE to be able to finally make my own “babies!” 😉

  64. Tiffany says

    My favorite kitchen gadget is currently my new Breville blender — I love making smoothies with it, it’s so powerful, yet quiet! 🙂

  65. Emily says

    What don’t I dream about having in my kitchen!!! I love my magic bullet, i love my blender, I really want a spiralizer too!!

  66. Misty says

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my pineapple corer slicer thing. Love it! My dream gadget would be a Vitamix, too, those things can do anything!

  67. Michelle says

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my kitchen aid mixer. It’s beautiful and it helps me make bread, cookies, cakes, and all sorts of delicious things.

  68. veggie365 says

    Vitamix is totally my dream appliance – a friend has one and says it sounds like an airplane taking off, but she makes such awesome smoothies out of literally *anything* – there is nothing that thing can’t blend! 🙂

  69. Heather Marie says

    A dream appliance of the moment would certainly be the *magic bullet* When I save up the money to get one, I will def. try all your scrumptious recipes.

  70. Abby says

    My favorite kitchen gadget (that I own) is my Kitchen Aid mixer- it’s gorgeous and red and so versatile. My dream gadgets would be a spiralizer and dehydrator, though. Someday!

  71. stephanie says

    I two dream gadgets are Vitimix and a spiralizer!! I have two little girls I try to cook healthy for and myself, and I think the vitimix is perfect for making healthy “ice creams” and stuff (we’ve seen it demoed at costco a few times!!) andt he Spiralizer I want to make the zuc. noodles to start with.

  72. Amy says

    My current favorite kitchen gadget is my salad spinner! It was my birthday present to myself….I use it all the time, it’s so fun, and I LOVE fresh greens!

  73. Streuselmama says

    My favorite kitchen gadget at the moment is my vitamix. We finally saved up enough to get it! I use it at least twice a day, to make green smoothies, almond milk, nut/seed butter…we’ve made other things with it too, but I can’t tell you how happy I am to make these three things so quickly and easily.

  74. Rebecca says

    My favorite gadget that I have already may just be the immersion blender that you just showed! My dream gadget is a Vitamix and a juicer.

  75. Rachel Joye says

    I am dreaming of a vitamixer and a spiral maker. I have an old crummy blender that I try to use. Doesn’t really work out to well. But a magic bullet would be an up grade was thinking of buying one to day….or should I wait and see if the ods of give aways are kind to me?

  76. Erika says

    The kitchen gadget on my wish list….a big, beautiful food processor that isn’t super noisy like the one I have now 😛

  77. Sara says

    My current dream gadget is a Magic Bullet. My $20 blender that I’ve lugged around since college just isn’t quite up to the task of Fudge Babies!

  78. AJTW says

    I totally love my Magic Bullet, but man, as a soup hippie, pureeing a soup two cupfuls at a time isn’t happenin’. XD

    I’d totally go with an immersion blender.

  79. greenbean says

    my dream is my very own professional series Kitchenaid stand mixer. i want one so bad! but it’s also fun to wait and save up for something like this. can’t wait til i get one!

  80. Jes says

    I’d say my favorite kitchen gadget would be a blender…they really are quite versatile! But the spiralizer is right there with it! 🙂

  81. Heather says

    Dream gagdet: Vitamix! Magic Bullet is a close second for the convience factor, it does such a great job with smoothies but not do good for making nut butters like a vitamix woud!

  82. Heather says

    My favorite kitchen gadget right now is my food processor. I need a new one though because this one is rather small and I’d like to be able to process more stuff at a time!

  83. Harpist says

    I think my favorite gadget is a food processor, but that could be because I don’t have one right now! But I love making raw cookies with it, and hummus. A Vitamix would also be awesome!

  84. Katie says

    I dream of a VitaMix, it just seems soooo expensive, I know that it is supposed to be worth it, but I don’t even have the guts to put it on my wedding registry!!! People just don’t understand how much it would help!!

  85. Mle says

    Basically I have wanted a hand blender every since you blogged about yours. It would make my life SO easy. Especially since I can’t digest anything that isn’t blended right now 🙁 (autoimmune disease), so I use my blender a lot and a hand blender would save a lot of mess!!

  86. Stefanie says

    i have that thing! my mom is brilliant like that 😉 it is so super handy – i use it to make vegetable soup all the time! just cook everything until the potatoes are done and then puree away! but not with shell-y things like peas, those turn out yucky. but yum, i hadn’t thought of oatmeal! i’ll have to try that asap!

  87. Holly says

    My dream kitchen appliance would have to be the Magic Bullet, though there are many more on my list – I want to take my healthy eating lifestyle to the next level!

  88. vegaholic says

    Right now, I’m lovin’ my steamer basket. I don’t know if that would technically be a kitchen appliance, but it’s the thing in my kitchen I probably use the most 🙂

  89. Radioactivegan says

    Probably my favorite appliance is my standing mixer, if only because i don’t have to kneed bread anymore (it’s hard for short people; i practically have to wear heels to get good leverage 😛 )

  90. Michelle says

    I have fallen in love with my food processor. It chops, it dices, it has made life much easier!!! And now I can make frozen fruit ice cream in it!!! Yowzers!!!

  91. Sara says

    Right now my dream gadget is a larger heavy duty food processor, except they are quite pricey unfortunately. Following in a close second would be a dehydrator, the nice horizontal flow type!

  92. Jean says

    My dream gadget at the moment would be a spiralizer – would love to have one to incorporate more veggies (in a fun, non-conventional way) & less carbs.

  93. Ariela says

    It is so hard to choose what my dream gadget would be, I have so many gadget-y dreams! On the top of the list would be a Vitamix, a food processor/blender dream combo, and a juicer!

    🙂 thanks for the chance Katie!

  94. Catherine says

    My dream gadget is a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I’ve been begging for one for YEARS. I have also been wishing for a spirilizer lately… 🙂

  95. Demelza says

    You know, I visited Target with my mom over the weekend and while we were walking down the kitchen aisle I saw a hand blender and it made me think of you. ^^

    I’d never seen one in real life before, and I was all “OMG. Mom, that’s what KATIE USES!” Haha.

    I think my dream kitchen gadget would be either a spiralizer or a Magic Bullet.

  96. Jenn says

    My favorite kitchen gadget I guess would be my juicer when I use the “blank” plate to make banana ice cream. But I would really like to get a magic bullet then I could make soo much more like green smoothies, larabar wannabies, and banana ice cream!

  97. julzdanceruns says

    Well, it’s a little pathetic, but my favorite kitchen gadget, atm, is my microwave 🙁 I don’t have many fancy appliances *yet*, but hopefully this giveaway can change that! I must say though, I’ve gotten quite creative with my microwave, mastering a slew of desserts via this tool. I’m sure many of you college students out there are familiar with microwave cakes 🙂

    My DREAM appliace actually is the magic bullet! My mother asked me what I wanted for Christmas the other day, and my first response was, eagarly, A MAGIC BULLET! She just chuckled at me, but I was seriouse. Also, those things that they show on infomercials where you can make omelettes/pizzas/ect (it looks like a waffle iron almost) would be fun to play around with!

    Thanks for such a great giveaway opportunity! I think it’s really sweet of you to do something like this 🙂 Keep blogging!

  98. Trisha says

    My favorite kitchen gadget right now is my SUPER slicer!!! I got it for my birthday when I was 14 and never realized it’s full potential until now (13 years later) 🙂

  99. Heather says

    my favorite, can’t live without gadget is my Cuisinart blender/food processor! I have a green shake every morning and could not chop up all that Kale without it!!! I’d love a magic bullet to though 🙂 Then I can make varying shakes for my kids without having to clean the blender after mixing each one 🙂

  100. erika says

    My dream gadget would be the hand held blender – this way i can whip up creamy carrot soup and soomthies without have to take out the old school blender. I would also use it to try the creamy dreamy oatmeal you have posted!

  101. marie says

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my crockpot, which I love. How could you not love something that lets you throw in beans and veggies and then magically tranforms them into a lovely, delicious soup??

  102. Jannifer says

    My favorite kichen gadget is my spiralizer. I love zucchini noodles! I also use it to slice other veggies. I would like to have a Magic Bullet. It seems so versatile and handy.

  103. Ozlen says

    I LOVE my food processer because I can make yummy raw frozen ice cream (process brozen bananas, top with raw choc. sauce, yummy) But I think my dream gadget is a vitamix, simply because I dont have one. or a heavy duty juicer would be awesome. Magic bullet would work nice too of course 🙂

  104. Cindy says

    I am dying to try a spiralizer after seeing so many great recipes for spiralized zucchinis and such. Though now the oatmeals are looking pretty good. Hmmm.

  105. SallyH says

    I constantly dream of gadgets I want in my kitchen to make healthy eating even more fun. I want a mandolin, and a juicer, and a dehydrator, and a magic bullet, and a vitamix. LOL!

    Right now I’d say as much as I use my blender, and my KitchenAid, and my hand blender, I am really loving my slow cooker for morning oats.

    SallyH

  106. jaclyn says

    I have recenetly discovered your site and I have to say that you and Angela from ohsheglows.com have inspired me to go vegan. The only problem is that I would love to make the wonderful recipes you guys put on your blog, but alas i do not have a Magic Bullet (or any real reliable blender for that matter). I trully feel that getting the Magic Bullet will help push me to actually begin my vegan ways (also i just loved all the commercials they did for it!!). I just have to also thank heathereatsalmondbutter.com for bringing me to this great giveaway!!!

  107. Jessica says

    My boyfriend has a Magic Bullet and I’m extremely jealous! I would love to have my own so that I can make all the crazy (and delicious looking) concoctions that I see in the blog world.

  108. Erika says

    My favorite kitchen gadget that I actually own is my Magic Bullet. I pretty much use it every day and have purchased at least 5 or 6 for other people as birthday, wedding or “just because you’re awesome” gifts. I do not have a spiralizer or a stick blender, but those sound pretty neat-o too. However, I think of all the gadgets out there, I would love to own a Vitamix.

    Thanks for the giveaway Katie. You’re a very special lady 🙂

  109. Naomi says

    My favorite tool that I own is the Vita-Mix, because it is MAGIC, if magic means a fierce greens-grinder bladed tool of happiness.

    My dream tool is a spiralizer, because I have never had spiralized zucchini! And I’d like to make it for the familia this Thanksgiving. (And haven’t had the prettiest results trying to chop the zucchini into slivers.)

  110. Jen says

    I’ll have to add that Cusinart gadget to my Christmas wish list, as I always receive an inexpensive Cuisinart for Christmas.
    My fave gadget is my Cuisinart mini prep processor… I use it to grind my millet for flatbread. Everyday. That sucker is going to die one of these months.
    What I’d REALLY love is a VitaMix. :drool:

  111. Rhea says

    Hey there!
    Okay so I was super excited to try your “Carrot Cake in A Bowl” recipe tomorrow, but now that I’ve seen this, I thought why not combine both!
    So is it possible that I could cook my oats, and them add in my carott etc. and blend?
    I just really crave that thick pudding consistency and hope to Achieve that!

  112. xdestitutex says

    Actually i’m pretty sure i ask this before, so sorry if i have, but i still can’t figure it out and i really want to try out this neat little “trick”. 🙂
    Do you blend the oats before cooking with liquid or right after the cooking process? *blushes*

    Thanks in advance for your help katie! 🙂

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