VOO Variations

23 Jul

I’ve been experimenting with my beloved VOO by using different grains!

I had a huge bag of rolled oats that I brought to college from costco and I finally used it up so while I was at the grocery store I decided I wanted to try some less processed oats and grains and see how they matched up to my precious *gollum voice*.

First up: Buckwheat Groats

Still in the Tupperware=not so pretty, Sowwwyy

I cooked these then added the usual almond milk, dark cocoa powder, chia seeds, cacao nibs, and raisins then let them sit in the fridge and marinate.

The groats are very soft but they retain their shape so you get to taste the texture of each of the little kernels. It kind of has an odd taste though that I don’t really know how to describe…you’ll just have to try it for yourself. But for me, it was a little off putting.

layered with the amazing banana soft serve of course

on a positive note, I must say the groats layer very well. I mean look at those perfect layers!

Second Version: Steel Cut Oats

prepared the same as the groats…

I don’t know if I just didn’t cook it long enough but the texture was a lot chewier than I thought it would be. Whenever I see steel cut oats on other blogs I guess they just look creamier so I was expecting a porridge type thing which is not what I made lol

Third Try: Breakfast Sundae

Sorry Katie!

I really did try but I had the worst day ever!!! I broke my roommates magic bullet while I was trying to make your breakfast sundae…coincidence? It was so gross, I guess I’m a little too rough with the thing so it started melting plastic into my precious nanners! 😦 not happy. So anyways…this was what I could come up with. Not very pretty but still yummy and isn’t that all that matters? I even used your voluminous oats trick on my steel cut oats πŸ˜‰ Much better texture and a lot less chewy. Just do me a favor and pretend that the bananas are whipped for the whipped cream and the peanut butter date blob is the sauce and the cacao nibs are the sprinkles. Gotta love the imagination!

*Note: Cooking the oats gives it more of a creamy/ pasty texture I’ve found. This isn’t necessarily bad but I think I just prefer the chew of the uncooked rolled oats

Verdict= although heavens knows I love experimenting and whipping up new concoctions to find new and awesome treats, for my beloved VOO……it seems uncooked rolled oats are the queen bee. Nothing compares to the original my friends, at least for now.

But believe me, this is not the end of my quest to find new delicious obsessions and if I find something that beats the ultimate VOO, you will be the first ones to know πŸ˜‰

Have you tried making VOO yet? Better yet, have you tried a different variation on VOO?

*Don’t forget to enter Chocolate-Covered Katie’s giveaway!


8 Responses to “VOO Variations”

  1. Chocolate-Covered Katie July 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    What, what are you talking about? It’s beautiful!! But then again, with oatmeal and chocolate, how could it not be? Kinda looks like nut butter whipped cream. Mmmmm that sounds like a good idea… πŸ™‚

  2. Alyssa July 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    That looks awesome! What is VOO though?? Voluminous Oats O….???


  3. Michelle July 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Funny story: I broke my grandma’s 30 year old bender making banana soft serve and now I have trouble eating it cause I still associate banana soft serve with smoking gears on the blender.

    I just thought of it when I saw your sorry note to Katie. I feel bad saying I don’t particularly like banana soft serve just because of a fail in the kitchen.

    • bananasforbananas July 24, 2010 at 11:07 am #

      No it’s ok believe me, after seeing melted gary plastic incorporated into my beautiful banana soft serve it was hard for m to make it again too. But i somehow managed πŸ™‚ lol

  4. spoonfulofsugarfree July 24, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Oh my gosh all of those sundaes look so pretty!!!! But I feel pretty silly…because I don’t know what VOO stands for!! What is it?

  5. Pure2raw twins July 25, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    They all look great! We have made overnight oats with buckwheat groats too. We loved it.

  6. emilydianne July 25, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    Um, just stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE IT! I’m a banana addict too (Hi my name is Emily) – and your oats look delish!

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