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Cinnamon Apple Oats - 2 Ways

November 25, 2018

Weekday mornings can be hectic, leaving many people opting for convenient breakfast choices mostly consisting of refined flour and sugar, or skipping this all too important meal completely!  The 60-90 minutes after you wake up is such a critical window for nourishment following your overnight fast. Protein, healthy fats, and high fiber carbohydrates for breakfast help stabilize your blood sugar, boost your energy levels, improve concentration and focus, and keep your metabolism revving until lunch. 

 

I'm sharing two different takes on a quick and easy balanced breakfast... OATMEAL! I have an overnight oats recipe for those of you who have absolutely zero time to make something in the A.M. You prepare them on Sunday, or the night before and let sit in the fridge overnight - that's it! If you have 10 minutes to spare, then I encourage you to try the Warm Cinnamon Apple Oats on a chilly morning. It's so worth it. 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Warm Cinnamon Apple Oats

 

Servings: 1

 

Ingredients:

For the warm apples:

1 apple, washed, cored, and chopped

2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons pure maple syrup 

1/2  tablespoon grass-fed butter

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 pinch salt

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

 

For the oats:

1/2 cup dry oats (I buy rolled oats)

1 cup water

 

Toppings:

Crushed walnuts

Nut butter 

 

Directions: 

  1. Prepare oats according to package (I bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, once water is boiling add the oats, bring heat to medium-low, and cook uncovered for 5 minutes)

  2. For the apples: add diced apple, 2 tbsp water, maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, and salt to a small-medium skillet. Cook uncovered over low heat until the liquid has evaporated and the apples are tender, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla.

  3. Stir apple mixture into the cooked oats, and top with walnuts and nut butter. 

 

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

4 tablespoons chia seeds

4 teaspoons pure maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup water

1 apple, washed, cored, and chopped

1 cup chopped walnuts

 

Directions:

  1. In 4 separate jars or containers combine 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons water in each container. Stir well to evenly mix. Cover and store in the fridge overnight.

  2. In the morning remove from fridge. Add ¼ of the diced apple and ¼ cup chopped walnuts to serve.

  3. Store in the fridge up to 4 days. Add an extra splash of almond milk and/or a drizzle of honey if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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