So I used to be a die-hard steel cut oatmeal kinda gal. Not anymore. Why? Well Mr. Nasharooni seems to be sensitive to the steel cut variety. I've tried multiple times but they just ain't his thang. As soon as I switched to organic rolled oats, we were back in business. So as of late, I'm a rolled oat girl. But obviously this recipe is just as scrumptious with steel cut, which we microwave on high, for 10 minutes, in a HUGE glass bowl so we don't have to hassle with the long cooking time!
So about these here oatmeal combos. I like a variety but I'm also the kind of girl that gets in eating ruts. I love the energy that oatmeal provides, but I miss my morning hard-boiled eggs and their protein punch. Yes, Nash is also quite sensitive to eggs so I've had to eliminate them, for now. So this is how I've decided to add a hit of protein back into my morning routine, all in one bowl: NUTS! Well duh, right? But it's funny how you get in a routine and forget about other options.
Why I love this recipe is because I mix and match every morning and never tire of my oatmeal. Some morning I'm in an apricot and walnut mood (above) so that's what I opt for. Some mornings I'm craving peanuts and raisins. Other mornings I like craisins and cashews. We buy all the toppings in the bulk section and create the crazy combos and gobble up this delish oatmeal daily. Enjoy and let us know if you have any great oatmeal toppings that rock, too!
Here are the nuts we love in our oatmeal: walnuts, peanuts, almonds and cashews.
Here are the sweet toppings we love: craisins, dried apricots, dried apples and raisins.
Packs a Punch Morning Oatmeal
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp local honey
hand full of nuts (examples above)
hand full of bit size dried fruit (examples above)
1 tbsp coconut oil (don't leave this out)
Add boiling water to just cover the oats and toppings. Stir together so the coconut oil melts and the cinnamon and honey are mixed in. Let sit for 5 minutes and then enjoy!
Do you love breakfast recipes? Check out more of our fave morning starters below. Some are super, duper healthy and others are on the decadent side. But you have to kick back and splurge every once in a while, right? Enjoy!
- Dairy Free Craisin and Peanut Breakfast Cookies HERE
- Momma's Monkey Bread HERE
- Homemade Raisin and Almond Granole HERE
- The Best Banana Bread HERE
- 15 Minute Cream Biscuits HERE
- Quiche Lorraine HERE
- Momma's Breakfast Strata HERE
- Eat Clean's Constitutional Morning Muffins HERE
- Poached Egg Ramekin HERE
- The Green Monster Smoothie HERE