Oatmeal: My go-to breakfast

Servings: 1 bowl
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Rolled oatmeal. A good brand to use is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free* (stay away from Instant oatmeal packets, which often have a lot of sugar)
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Organic Grade A maple syrup
  • Cinnamon 
  • Unsweetened shredded organic coconut 
  • Fresh fruit (I like to use berries and banana)
  • Any other topping you want (chia seeds, almonds, etc.)


Instructions

  1. Pour a cup of the almond milk into a pot. Mix in desired amount of cinnamon and let it all heat up on the stove. Bring to a boil. 
  2. Once boiling, turn down the heat slightly and pour in 1 cup of oatmeal and two tsp of maple syrup**. Let the oats soak in the liquid, stirring occasionally 
  3. Chop up your fruit. I like to use strawberries, blueberries, apple and banana. But feel free to add your favorites!
  4. When the oats have absorbed all the liquid they are ready! This will only take a few minutes. Careful to watch them as you don't want to over cook your oats.
  5. Pours the oats into a bowl. Mix in the unsweetened shredded coconut. mix in your fruits. Add any other topping such as chia seeds, nuts or almond butter. 
  6. Sprinkle in cinnamon or other spices for flavor and added vitamins and minerals
  7. Enjoy!

 

*Oatmeal by nature is gluten-free, but because of processing and cross-contamination not all oatmeal is certified gluten-free unless it says so on the bag. For this reason, I prefer to buy oatmeal with the gluten-free label.

**At this point you can also add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder if desired. Mix it with the oats and let it absorb into the mixture.