What do I put in Oatmeal?
- Old fashioned Oats
- Chia Seeds
- Nut butter or other protein source
- Creative toppings come next! See the following recipes for some great ideas.
Old Fashioned Oats
Old fashion oats work better than quick oats in overnight oatmeal recipes like the ones below. Either one is fine but I personally like the texture of old-fashioned.
Chia seeds are great at soaking of the extra moisture from the water or milk that you add and making the oatmeal extra creamy. They also give good sources of fat and fiber to help keep you full longer.
Almond butter or peanut butter or another proteins source like protein powder.
All of these are great options at providing an extra boost of protein which can help raise your blood sugar slower when paired with carbohydrates.
This Classic Oatmeal is great all fall and winter long! The caramel sauce is made from dates and water and takes this oatmeal to the next level- both nutritionally and flavorfully. Each week, a fresh batch can be stored in a large container and scooped out each morning. Or, you can put it in small, portion sized containers for easy on the go breakfast. I like to store them in individual containers like these from Amazon. That way, I have a ready to eat option every morning! It makes about 10, ½ cup servings.
Mascarpone cheese makes this recipe ultra creamy, but can sometimes be hard to find. If you can't find it, goat cheese can replace it and still add to the creaminess. I like to add PlantFusion protein powder to up the protein count for fullness!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal is very versatile. You can add extra carrots, shredded coconut, or walnuts to suit your tastes. It's a fun take on the classic carrot cake, but in a breakfast version.