Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.
Today: The breakfast you should be eating every day this summer.
WHO: Frankieolives is from Los Angeles, CA and loves to write, cook, and blog about it.
WHAT: The bowl of breakfast goodness you should eat every day this summer.
HOW: Make your own almond milk by soaking almonds overnight, and then blending them and straining them. (That's it!) Then, cook your oat groats, top with your fruit and nuts, and drizzle it all with your almond milk.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Everything in this bowl makes sense: the creamy, nutty almond milk against the textured groats, the sweetness of the cherries, the tartness of the plums, the nuts to give it crunch and depth. Your summer produce just got a new home. Also, feel free to swap in steel cut oats if you can't find oat groats.
Homemade Almond Milk
1 cup almonds
1 1/2 cups water
A little love, sure, why not
Oat Groats with First-of-the-Season Plums & Cherries, Nuts & Dried Figs
1 cup oat groats, soaked overnight with 1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 in-season plums, if small, one if using larger stoned fruit of your choice, pitted and chopped
10 cherries, pitted
2 tablespoon shelled pistachios
3 tablespoon raw almonds, chopped
6 dried mission figs, chopped
1/2 cup or so homemade almond milk
Photo by James Ransom