Want a fabulous way to start your day? A quick breakfast that leaves your taste buds happy and you full of energy?
Oatmeal. You know…those little flakes collecting dust in your pantry?
This breakfast is classic but I just HAD to share this recipe. Watching my husband eat this concoction lately inspired me. I tried this combo at work and was all smiles. I may have greeted those around me with, “Good morning!” and then with added gumption, “I’m really enjoying my oatmeal!!” Awkward. Just awkward.
So in light of not scaring my co-workers, I decided to share my enthusiasm with you all instead! Be glad. Be very glad.
Though oatmeal may seem lifeless and boring, it is packed with power. Here are just a few fun facts:
- It’s easy
- It’s balanced (fiber + protein + vitamins/minerals)
- It gets things moving (if you know what I mean)
- It’s healthy (lowers cholesterol + weight loss)
- It’s gluten-free & low-FODMAP
Make it fancy and fabulous with this recipe! Pull your oats out and throw em a party with these guys!
So sweet. So tasty. So healthy. Oh oatmeal. How I’ve missed you!
A note about this recipe: the measurements for this recipe are in line with the Low-FODMAP diet for those who struggle with IBS or SIBO.
Even though old fashioned or steel cut oats are less processed, I personally use quick oats because they are easier to digest and cause less problems/symptoms for those with digestive issues (SIBO, IBS). I also enjoy using dark brown sugar as opposed to light brown sugar. Dark brown sugar has more molasses which results in a bolder flavor. I especially prefer to use it when baking because it actually makes cookies softer and more moist! Seriously, try it sometime!
- 1/4 c oats (uncooked)
- 1 tsp dark brown sugar
- coconut milk
- 1 banana
- a handful of pecans
- raisins (instead of banana)
- honey (instead of brown sugar)
- coconut flakes
Cook oats according to package directions. Use coconut milk as your liquid instead of water (it makes it less mushy). Stir in dark brown sugar, slices of banana and pecans.
Seriously that easy and delicious!