This chilly winter weather sure calls for a warming brekkie! So the truth is, I’m hard-pressed to forgo my morning breakfast smoothie, but on those colder days, a delicious bowl of oats certainly hits the spot. It has the power to warm you from the inside out. Especially creamy oatmeal. YUM!
I love to add some fresh fruit, healthy fats, and some protein to my morning oats. This combo is so important as it keeps you full for hours and gives your body the essential nutrients it needs to power through the morning. Which is what we looking for in a brekkie right?
As always, choose your breakfast oats that are as minimally processed as possible. We looking for whole rolled oats or steel cut oats. With these oats being minimally processed it does mean they take a little longer to cook than instant oats or other options. It’s a good thing, promise.
The secret here is HOW you cook the oats. For creamier oats we want to add a little bit of liquid at a time, and keep adding more as it cooks, whilst stirring frequently. This is, as opposed to all the liquid in one go and just leaving to cook.
- Rolled oats (to suit your hunger needs – amount may differ depending on which oats you use)
- Almond milk
Method for Creamy Oatmeal:
Add the oats to a pot. Pour in enough milk and water combo to cover the oats and let it simmer over low heat. With this cooking method, you do need to keep a close watch over your oats and the liquid gets absorbed by the oats quickly. As the liquid gets soaked up, stir frequently and keep adding a dash of milk or/and water to the oats. After 8 min or so do a taste tester to see how soft your oats are. Keep cooking and adding more liquids if they need more time.
- Fruit of choice (a mixture of 3 fruits is always a winner)
- 1 tbs almond Butter
- ½ tbs linseeds
- 2 walnuts
- ½ tbs pumpkin seeds
- 1 brazil nut thinly sliced
- ½ tbs sunflower seeds
- 1 Tbs cocnut flakes or desiccated coconut
- 1tbs cocao nibs
- 2 teaspoons hemp hearts
- Dash of almond milk.
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