This recipe for creamy breakfast oatmeal is quick and easy to make. Its vegan, gluten-free and rich in fibre. Customize it to your liking with all your favourite toppings!
I’ve been an oatmeal fan for many years now, and I’ve prepared it many different ways. However, the recipe I always come back to is this one. It’s so simple, quick and easy to make. Yet it is so creamy and cozy. Oh, and healthy too!
Not an oatmeal fan? Maybe you’re just not cooking it right or maybe you’re not adding the enough (or the right) toppings! I encourage you to give this recipe a try, and maybe, just maybe you’ll be converted to an oatmeal-lover like me.
Why You’ll Love This Creamy Breakfast Oatmeal:
Its easy to make! Even though it is prepared on the stovetop, it cooks in less than 10 minutes. I don’t know why, but cooking this oatmeal on the stovetop versus the microwave always yields a creamier end product.
You can customize it. Add whatever toppings you like! Personally, I like to top my creamy breakfast oatmeal with fruit (like the caramelized bananas in the photos), peanut butter (don’t knock it til’ you try it), a little brown sugar, and a splash of milk or cream. Sometimes I also use additional seeds like flax or hemp hearts.
It’s really good for you. Oatmeal is such a nourishing breakfast option. It’s high in cholesterol-lowering fibre (hello, heart health month!) which also helps to keep you fuller for longer. Oats also provide us with iron, calcium and contain little to no saturated fat and no trans fat.
Health Benefits of Oats:
Oats are a whole grain. It is recommended by Health Canada that we try and make half our daily grain choices whole grains. This is because intake of whole grains is associated with a lower risk of things like cancer, heart disease and digestive disorders.
Oats are a good source of fibre. They contain both soluble fibre (helps control blood sugar levels and improve blood cholesterol) and insoluble fibre (keeps our digestive system healthy and regular).
Oats are also plant-based sources of iron, smaller amounts of calcium and protein.
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Creamy Breakfast Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup large flake rolled oats
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 cup water
- toppings: 1 tsp sweetener, milk or cream, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 cup berries, sliced banana, coconut flakes.
- To a small saucepan, add oats and chia seeds. Whisk to combine.
- Add water and whisk again to combine.
- Over medium high heat, bring oat mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to low heat and simmer, stirring frequently.
- Continue to stir oatmeal until thick and creamy consistency is achieved.
- Remove from heat and serve oatmeal in a bowl with desired toppings. Enjoy!