Four Oat of This World Breakfasts

What better way to wake up and warm up with the easiest, tastiest, and arguably one of the healthiest breakfasts (and lunches, and sometimes dinners)? I realize that oatmeal might sound quite bland to some, but I assure you that these four classic recipes are anything but.

Each recipe serves une personne! You’ll need a half-cup of oats (any kind you like) and either a pot to cook the oats in or a bowl to microwave them in – I hope these feel like a great big hug on those chilly days.

Classic Peanut Butter & Banana

You’ll need:

 

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 banana
  • ⅛ cup granola
  • ¼ cup vanilla soy milk
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • ½ tbsp. honey

 

  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

First, heat up the oats using either a microwave or a stove top. Once you’ve got a great big bowl of steaming oatmeal, mix in the cinnamon, then add the peanut butter so that it can sufficiently melt. Once it’s pretty liquidy, mix it in, adding in the granola. All that’s left is to slice up a banana and toss it in with some vanilla milk! Top off the bowl with honey and treat yourself to something healthy and sweet.

Chocolate Coconut Creative

You’ll need:

 

  • ½ cup oats
  • 2 tbsp. chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • ⅛ cup shaved coconut (both sweetened and unsweetened work)
  • ½ cup fruit of choice
  • 2 tbsp. add-in of choice (I recommend almonds or chia seeds)

 

Step one – cook the oats! Once that’s all good and done, immediately add in the chocolate along with the milk. Mix it in so that it’s pretty much all chocolatey, then add in the coconut. I called this chocolate coconut creative so that you’d have the option to add other nutritional ingredients – strawberries and almonds are two yummy options!

American Pie

You’ll need:

 

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract  
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 small-medium apple, diced
  • 3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup crushed graham crackers

 

This one is such a treat – once you’ve cooked the oats by microwave or stove top, add in the vanilla extract and cinnamon, mixing it in. Next, add the heavy whipping cream and the diced apple. Sprinkle the graham crackers around for the finishing touch, and voila! You’re kind of sort of having a healthier version of pie for breakfast.

Pumpkin Spice

You’ll need:

 

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ – 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (depending on how spicy you’re feeling)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup vanilla soy milk
  • Optional: add pecans!

 

Cook the oats and get ready to have another kind of pie! First add in the pumpkin puree, then mix it in with the vanilla extract and the pumpkin pie spice. Top the bowl off with vanilla soy milk and any other kind of topping you’d like (pecans are strongly recommended)!

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