Sticking to Oatmeal for most of my mornings gets pretty creative. I don’t like eating the exact same thing over and over again. So, I do my best at tweaking my everyday morning go to breakfast. I switch from overnight to regular stove cooked oatmeal. But the toppings always change. Yesterday morning I decided to layer my oatmeal with a classic cinnamon raisin on the bottom and oatmeal sweetened with honey on top. When I know i’m going to have a good amount of sugared fruits. I try to balance that out with either fiber and or protein. In this case, oatmeal has both fiber and protein. One good thing to know: the less the oatmeal is processed, the higher the protein will be.
I usually tend to cook a cup of oatmeal. Anything that I don’t eat, I save it as a afternoon snack. This recipe is so simple. I love my oats creamy. Because of the creamy texture that I prefer my oats to be. I always measure my oats and milk.
Say I want to cook half a cup of oats. I make sure to add 1/4 of a cup of milk to the pot and one teaspoon of honey. I cook the oats up to a simmer. I remove the pot from the stove and add a pinch of pink salt and cinnamon. And the rest is easy. Add peaches and raspberries on top. You can also cook those two along with the oats. Whichever you prefer. I like to add banana slices to my oats while its cooking. Complete your bowl of oats with chia and flax seeds. Overnight oatmeal have to be my go to breakfast staple during my workweek. It only takes under five minutes to make it. It doesn’t take much of your time. Make it right before you go to bed. And the next morning you will have a flavorful and filling breakfast waiting for you in your fridge. It is amazing how a small bowl of oatmeal can have huge benefits to your health. The benefits include: Reduces blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, helps control weight, lowers risk of colon cancer, Stabilizes blood sugar, a great carbohydrate and protein source, providing calories and energy for energy needs, enhances immune response to disease, helps you sleep, and promotes antioxidant activity.
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. If you have any oatmeal recipes you’d like to share, please comment below. I would love to check it out.