Here is an easy-peasy oatmeal recipe that is loaded with nutrition and super foods. I’m one of those folks who is happy to eat pizza for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner, but if you’re more of a traditionalist, whip this up in the morning.
Note that I do use the old fashioned rolled oats rather than ‘instant’ oatmeal. In my humble opinion they taste better. Oats are filling, loaded with fiber and they’re low on the glycemic scale, meaning they won’t skyrocket your blood sugar and then send it crashing shortly thereafter.
Step #1: 2 Cups Milk In Your Pan
Sure, you can cook oatmeal with water – and I usually do – but milk tastes better, creamier, richer. I used 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk.
Step #2: Maple Syrup
I added 1 1/2 Tablespoons of maple syrup to my pan, then brought the milk and syrup to a gentle boil.
Step #3: 1 Cup of Oatmeal
I cooked the oatmeal on medium for about 12 minutes. According to the Bob Red Mill directions, it will take 10-20 minutes, depending on your stove and how high you have the heat.
Step #4: The Fun Part!
You can top your oatmeal with all kinds of goodies and I’ve gone really crazy at times (you might think that the four toppings today were crazy but it was a conservative bowl for me :-) I added:
* A spoonful of peanut butter
* Blueberry juice infused cranberries
* Slivered almonds
Eat your super food oatmeal slowly and enjoy every single bite.
One great “extra”: whenever I eat this I’m not hungry for a long, LONG time. It’s probably so filling because of the almonds, peanut butter and coconut which are loaded with good oils. But whatever the reason, I’m very grateful.
Note that this makes two servings. You can ‘half’ the oatmeal recipe if you prefer to make just one.