Oatmeal is one of those breakfasts you tend to forget about for awhile. Then you realize, WOW, these are so easy to make and so nutritious!
Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts because it is so easy to make and keeps you full for hours!
What makes oatmeal so healthy?
Whether it is the rolled oats, the steel cut, or the quick oats you are getting FIBER! Fiber is KEY to good gut health. Read my post about foods that are good for your gut health.
Now, you've probably heard that certain types of oats are better than others. But, that depends on what your goal is. Yes, steel cut oats have LOADS more fiber. However, those extra fibers do make them a little harder for your gut to break down. If your gut is in the healing process, you may want to go for rolled or quick oats. Rolled and quick oats still have a lot of fiber and are great options!
Step 1: make your base
All you have to do is to combine your oats of choice with your milk of choice! I like to use soy milk or flax milk. These are both good options for plant based milks with protein. But, you can use what ever kind of milk you prefer!
You'll cook your oats in a saucepan over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. If you like a thinner texture, add more liquid. The recommended cooking time is usually on the package of oats.
Step 2: Top your oats
I love to use colorful fresh fruit as my toppings. Peanut butter and dark chocolate are always a good option on warm oats too. You can use your favorite fruits and toppings!
It is good to choose the most unrefined ingredients as your toppings. Some nut butters have added oils and sugars, so make sure to check the ingredient label! Nut butters can be a great source of healthy fats to keep your brain functioning and your gut healthy!
More Healthy Oatmeal Recipes:
- Golden Turmeric Oatmeal
- Strawberry Oatmeal with Strawberry Chia Jam
- Blueberry Oatmeal with Blueberry Chia Jam
- Peaches and Cream Overnight Oatmeal
- Tropical Mango Overnight Oatmeal
- Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal
- Vanilla Cold Brew Overnight Oats
- Maple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Dark Chocolate Zucchini Oatmeal
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Easy and Delicious Classic Oatmeal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup flax milk
- 1 cup water
- Topped with:
- 1 Banana
- ½ dark chocolate protein bar
- 1 tablespoon Cacao nibs
- 1 tablespoon Coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- ¼ cup raspberries
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- In a pan over medium heat combine the oats and milk/water until thick and bubbly.
- Remove from heat and pour into a bowl or container. Top with all of your favorite toppings and enjoy warm!
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