Daily Breakfast Oatmeal

This is what I eat for breakfast almost everyday. It's not the most exciting thing in the world, but it is delicious and it is good for your body! Oatmeal is full of fiber which, trust me, we all need more of. Add almond or peanut butter for protein (and flavor, duh) and my all time favorite-things-that-I-literally-add-to-everything honey and cinnamon for a great start to your day!

Daily Breakfast Oatmeal

What You Need:

  • 1/2 Cup - 1 Cup Oats of your choice - I like Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Oats
  • Almond Milk or Milk of your choice
  • 1 Tablespoon Nut Butter of your choice - I am on and off between almond butter and peanut butter.
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

Stove Top Directions:

Note* If you are using Old Fashioned Oats, they will take a little longer to cook than Quick Oats.

  1. Pour 1/2 cup - 1 cup (depending on hunger/preference) oats into a small pot on your stove.
  2. Pour milk over oats until they are all wet but not fully covered, usually a little more than the amount of oats. Ex: 1/2 cup oats would use a little more than 1/2 cup milk.
  3. Turn the burner on high until the milk begins to bubble, then cover the pot and turn down to a simmer.
  4. Check every 30 seconds to stir.
  5. Once the oats have soaked up the milk, turn burner off and spoon oats into a bowl.
  6. Add 1 tbsp nut butter and stir until blended. With thick almond butter you may need to mash it a bit on the bottom of the bowl to allow it to blend into the oats.
  7. Add honey and cinnamon to taste and stir.

Microwave Directions:

  1. Pour 1/2 cup - 1 cup (depending on hunger/preference) oats into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Pour milk over oats until they are all wet but not fully covered, usually a little more than the amount of oats. Ex: 1/2 cup oats would use a little more than 1/2 cup milk.
  3. If you are using Quick Oats, cook for 1 minute, then stir. If oats have not soaked up all the milk, cook for 30 seconds at a time, stopping to stir, until oats are at your preference.
  4. If you are using Old Fashioned Oats, cook for 1 minute, then stir and cook for 30 second intervals, stopping to stir until oats are cooked to your preference. Be aware that oats may rise while cooking and could spill over the side of the bowl if left unattended.
  5. Add 1 tbsp nut butter and stir until blended. With thick almond butter you may need to mash it a bit on the bottom of the bowl to allow it to blend into the oats.
  6. Add honey and cinnamon to taste and stir.

Enjoy with a hot cup of tea for breakfast!