What’s up, guys? I’d love to continue with these health posts and show you guys a super simple and quick recipe for breakfast! After researching more about the vegan diet, I am more and more inclined to try it out! I notice they eat a lot of rolled oats and one obvious way to use them is in oatmeal. I normally will buy the pre-made packets from Trader Joes of the brown sugar oatmeal. But I figured anything you can make yourself is much more healthy than pre-packaged food. I’ve never made oatmeal myself before and I knew it was super easy, so here’s the recipe I tried out:
What you will need:
- 1 cup of rolled oats (mine are from Trader Joes)
- 2 cups of water
- anything you’d like to throw in to give it more flavor (brown sugar, cinnamon, etc.)
- any toppings you’d like (I chose strawberries and blueberries)
So to start off, get whatever size cooking pan you’d like to use and pour in 1 cup of rolled oats.
Next, pour in 2 cups of water!
Set your stove on medium-low heat and let your oatmeal cook. Make sure to stir it around often and let it come to a simmer.
After about 5-8 minutes, this is what your oatmeal should look like. It should be much thicker and the oats should have expanded from the water intake. (This ended up being more than enough oatmeal, so the oats I didn’t eat I saved in the fridge for another morning).
The next step is to pour this delicious oatmeal into a bowl and add whatever flavoring you would like. I chose brown sugar since I’ve always loved this combination! Make sure to not use too much though, or the oatmeal would become too sweet. Another way to give it more flavor would be to top it with dates (they are naturally extremely sweet and taste like candy!)
The final step is to top your oatmeal with fruit or anything else to your liking! I love strawberries and blueberries in my smoothies, so that’s what I chose for my oatmeal. I cut up the strawberries and threw everything on top. I later decided to sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top for some extra flavor. Plus, cinnamon is super good for your health! Other great topping ideas would be: bananas, nectarines, peaches, almonds, maybe some coconut shavings, agave nectar, raspberries, or pineapple!
I really love this recipe because it took no time at all and is perfect for the rushed college student! And let me tell you, this bowl was SO delicious! I definitely recommend trying out different topping combinations. If you try this out or alter it to make it a little different, comment down below so I can try it out too! Thanks guys, hope you’re having a lovely day! 🙂
*Also, you can find recipes like this online. I actually had to Google the amounts to put in the pan.*