I have a new love for oatmeal. Sounds bizarre right? It is SO amazing. Let me back up a bit…
In an attempt to live a much healthier lifestyle, I have been doing a lot of research. I came across a movie and Matt and I watched it. It has completely changed the way we look at what we eat and the food industry. Here is the trailer, you should definitely watch the whole thing. Hungry for Change
So after seeing this movie, I decided I was going to cut out my beloved morning routine of cereal. Why? Sugar. Anyone that has spent much time with me knows that I eat breakfast and cereal is something you can find me eating for a dinner meal also. So in search for a replacement, I found oatmeal. I am so in love.
So, I ate oatmeal plenty but never in love with it. Please don’t make me get into the details of why oatmeal is one of the healthiest things you can eat for breakfast. Google does a great job of telling you.
Instead, I want to tell you all of the things I found I can make for breakfast that I am SO excited to try.
This morning I made pumpkin cranberry oatmeal bake. I totally made this up based on other recipes I found and what I had. I wanted to leave out sugar and use fruit to make it sweeter. Honey or maple can also be added. Based on the recipe, I would add pumpkin spice seasoning if you have it, I didn’t have any so the pumpkin flavor was weak. Bake at 350 for about 20 mins. I have a little counter top oven that feels similar to an easy bake oven that you see little girls playing with. So a real oven might be different.
1/2 c pumpkin
1/4 c applesauce
3 T Flaxseed
1 T Cinnamon
Cranberries (to taste, I used dried)
2 C Old Fashion Oats
Maple or honey (optional before or after baked)
Ok so I have many other flavors of oatmeal I want to try out and here are a few:
Peaches and Cream
Peanut butter and Jelly (I will blend strawberries with no added sugar)
Peanut butter cup (cocoa powder for the chocolate)
Seriously it is like I get to eat cake and cookies every day for breakfast. The staples in these will be greek yogurt, fruit, and spices (no sugar). Even veggies for the carrot cake. Can you tell I am excited? Told you I was in love.
Do you have any oatmeal recipes to share with me? If so, I would LOVE to know!