Stovetop Oatmeal

I am not really a breakfast person at all, but lately I have been eating a lot of oatmeal. Not only is it really quick and easy to make, but it is such a versatile breakfast and a very stick to your bone type meal. This recipe has been my go to oatmeal dish but you can switch up the flavours and toppings however you please. I prefer stovetop oatmeal over instant because it is a lot better for you, and I really dislike the texture you get from instant.

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Serving: 2 People

Ingredients:

2 cups of milk or any milk product (almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk etc.)

1 cup of whole grain old fashioned rolled oats

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

2 tbsp light brown sugar

1 tbsp chopped almonds

1 tbsp chopped walnuts

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon + pinch

Pinch of ground nutmeg

1/2 sliced banana

3/4 cup of blueberries

1 tsp plain greek yogurt

Pinch of salt

 

Directions:

In a medium sauce pan add in your milk, rolled oats and dash of salt. *TIP: You can alter the serving size of this recipe, but remember that your liquid to oats should always be 2 to 1 for the perfect consistency.* Bring your mixture to a slow boil on medium-high heat Once it gets to a boil turn it down to low and stir constantly for about 5-6 minutes until you reach the appropriate consistency. You do not want your oatmeal too liquid-y or to thick and gummy so make sure you keep an eye on it. Once the consistency is reached I turn off the heat and keep the saucepan on the heated element. Add in your maple syrup, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and chopped nuts- you can save some nuts for garnish if you want. Stir it all up! Serve your oatmeal in bowls and garnish with bananas and blueberries. In addition, in a separate small bowl mix your yogurt with a pinch of cinnamon and place a dolop on top of your oatmeal. Some people add in an extra splash or milk or cream once their oatmeal is in the bowl for extra creaminess but I love having the yogurt instead.

 

Enjoy! x

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