3 Healthy Ways to Make Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one breakfast that I can never get tired of. It is so delicious and nutritious, and there are so many different ways to enjoy it! There are a ton of different recipes out there, but I wanted to share three of my favorite, healthiest oatmeal recipes that I love to make all of the time. They are all naturally sweetened, include lots of healthy ingredients, and take less than fifteen minutes to make. Here they are:

Classic Creamy Oats with Berries

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3 Healthy Ways to Make Oatmeal

This is one of my favorite oatmeal recipes because the combination of cashew milk and mashed banana create a really creamy texture in the oats and they turn out super thick and delicious! I find that cashew milk is a little bit creamier than almond milk, which is why I use it in this recipe. The ripe banana also helps in thickening up the oats and it is a great natural sweetener. Top with chia for some extra nutrients and crunch and strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi for some extra tart, sweet, and fresh flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • fresh fruit of your choice- I used strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi.

Directions

  1. Mash up your banana and add to a pot together with your oats, cashew milk, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  2. Cook over medium heat for about 2-5 minutes, until the oats thicken.
  3. Top with fruit and chia seeds.

Chocolate Banana Oats

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3 Healthy Ways to Make Oatmeal

These chocolate oats are so awesome because it seriously tastes like you are having dessert for breakfast. The oats turn out really soft and creamy and the cacao nibs, almonds, and coconut add an awesome crunchy texture.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw cacao (cocoa works also if you don’t have any)
  • a pinch of vanilla extract and cinnamon
  • raw almonds
  • coconut shreds
  • cacao nibs

Directions

  1. Mash your banana with a fork and mix with the oats, almond milk, cacao, vanilla and cinnamon. Boil in a pot over medium heat for 2-5 minutes.
  2. Top with almond, cacao nibs, coconut shreds, and fresh banana.

Cinnamon Apple Oats

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  • Difficulty: easy
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3 Healthy Ways to Make Oatmeal

Apples are one of my favorite fruit and the combination of apples, cinnamon, and oats is perfect for a fall day, or any morning at all!

Ingredients

  • 1 apple (I used honey crisp, but any kind of apple would work)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • optional: walnut, pecans, or raisins

Directions

  1. Cut your apple in half. Use a cheese grater to grate one half of the apple.
  2. In a small pot, mix the grated apple, almond milk, and cinnamon and boil over medium heat for at least five minutes.
  3. After the apple has had time to cook, add the oats to the mix and cook for another 2-5 minutes.
  4. This recipe tastes great topped with fresh apple, walnuts, blueberries, or raisins.
  5. Enjoy!

There are so many awesome ways to eat oats for breakfast, but these are some of my favorite ones. I hope you try them out and love them as much as I do 🙂

3 Healthy Ways to Make Oatmeal

 

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