Oatmeal has many health benefits like assisting with weight loss, lowering blood sugar and boosting serotonin to lower stress. However, I’ve never really been an oatmeal person, until I started adding almond butter to the recipe! It tastes like a granola bar. Next time, I might try heating up the apples in the pan along with the oatmeal, but I really enjoyed this bowl as is.
Other breakfast items I frequently eat include a macchiato with a biscotti cookie, poached eggs over toast with avocado, turkey bacon and eggs, and on occasion, a classic doughnut. With working from home amidst this pandemic, I’ve been putting effort toward making breakfast a relaxing time to kick my day off on the right note. With a busier schedule when I’m heading to work, sometimes I skip breakfast and eat an early lunch, but this new routine has been working for me.
- 1 package oats
- 1/4 c. warm water
- Salt (a pinch)
- 1 Tbs. almond butter
- Cinnamon (a sprinkle)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 handful walnuts
- 1 apple, sliced
- Heat water in a tea kettle. Empty package of oats into a bowl, and pour water over top. Stir.
- Add salt, almond butter, & vanilla. Mix until combined.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over the top, and add sliced apples. Top with walnuts. Enjoy!