Sometimes, I love a good old creamy comforting warm bowl of oatmeal in the mornings. Below, I have 2 delicious recipes for you!
Vanilla-date sweetened oatmeal with fresh peaches, roasted sunflower seeds and coconut butter drizzle!
2/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup vanilla cashew milk (I had homemade, but you can use any store bought milk really, ex: almond/coconut/cows milk etc)
2/3 cup water
couple drop vanilla extract
1 big chopped date
dash of cinnamon
pinch sea salt
Add all of the above in a saucepan and let come to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Then scoop out into 2 bowls, top each bowl with fresh peach slices, 1 tbsp roasted sunflower seeds, drizzle with 2 tsps coconut butter* and 1 tsp maple syrup. Sprinkle more cinnamon if you like and splash some more milk if you like.
*You can easily substitute any nut/seed butter like amond/peanut/and even tahini (tahini is a bit bitter, so then you would need to increase the maple syrup a bit, but nonetheless, delicious!)
Also, this made enough for me and my 2 1/2 year old daughter. If you need 2 servings for adults, you can increase oats and water/milk to 1 cup each!
Carrot and date oatmeal with apples and almond butter
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup coconut milk
1 ½ cup water
1 large carrot, grated
1 big date, chopped
Splash of vanilla exract
¼- ½ tsp cinnamon
Pinch sea salt
Bring all of the above to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes or so. Mix in 2 tsp of maple syrup. Then scoop out into 2 bowls and top each bowl with fresh apple slices, 1 tbsp almond butter, and some chopped pecans. Sprinkle with more cinnamon if you like!
Try these out and let me know what you think ! Usually the base for my oatmeal bowls are pretty much the same. The toppings are everything and really, I’m in it for ALL the toppings !! 🙂
Sometimes, I mash in some banana into my oatmeal and sweeten it that way instead of dates. and then you can just top with blueberries, walnuts and some good healthy fat like organic pastured butter/ghee, nut/seed butter, etc. I like using spices like cinnamon, cardamom or even a little ginger because it helps with digestion ! Enjoy!