This is the best oatmeal – hands down. It takes about twenty minutes to make but every weekend I look forward to having the time to make it and relax and enjoy my coffee with this oatmeal. During the week I’m up early at the gym so I don’t have time to make this, but, it’s SO great to have it on weekends! Here’s exactly what I do:
ingredients (serves 2):
- 1/2 cup organic steel cut oats
- dash sea salt
- 1 chopped banana
- 1/2 tsp pure organic vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- About 1/2 – 1 tbsp grassfed butter (must be grassfed!)
- 6 tbsp egg whites (Extra protein! I buy plain carton 100% egg whites)
- chopped raw pecans, for topping
- 1/2 tbsp pure organic maple syrup
Take a medium sized stainless steel pot (I do not use nonstick anything) and put your oats, salt, banana, cinnamon, butter and 2 cups of water inside. Bring to a boil. Reduce to medium low and add your vanilla extract and egg whites and let simmer at this temperature about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Now reduce temperature to low and add the maple syrup. Let cook an additional 5-8 minutes until all liquid is absorbed and the texture is creamy. Lastly, mix in the chia seeds. Spoon evenly into two bowls and top with raw pecans.
**Side note and update: this oatmeal is great to make in bulk and reheat in the mornings when too busy to make a breakfast (most of you are busy)! I love to make this and store in jars and microwave on my busy AMs! Yum!