Simple Oatmeal Recipe

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Say yes to 5-min healthy breakfast! This simple oatmeal recipe is super yummy, flexible, beginner friendly and time effective. Once you pre-soak your rolled oats overnight, you’ll be able to make your oatmeal before you say “strawberry cake!” Just set the pot to boil, chop some fresh fruits in between, sweeten, season with Eva’s favorite porridge mix & enjoy! 

SIMPLE OATMEAL RECIPE:

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SIMPLE OATMEAL RECIPE:

Full Ingredients Breakdown

  • ½ cup rolled oats (also known as Old Fashioned)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon raisins 
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup wild blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon Eva’s favorite porridge mix (see instructions below)
  • coconut sugar to sweeten as desired 

SIMPLE OATMEAL RECIPE:

Cooking Directions

  • Pre-soak rolled oats in filtered water overnight (I like to use closeable mason jar and leave on the kitchen counter).
  • In the morning, rinse pre-soaked oats in fresh cold water.
  • Cook rinsed oats in 1 cup of filtered water with raisins if you’re adding them.  
  • Bring to boil, simmer on low, stir occasionally to desired consistency (I like my oatmeal runnier so cca 3.5 min).
  • Add coconut sugar, porridge mix and favorite fruits to the pot & mix it all thoroughly.

VARIATION TIP

This recipe is totally flexible! What you see here is how I like my oatmeal but you can swap suggested ingredients for other options such as dates, other dried fruits, other berries, pears etc. As for oats, you can swap them for millet or buckwheat, yum!

KETO FANS

Add raw coconut oil or grass fed butter to add extra creaminess to your oatmeal.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

With regards to apples & berries, I choose organic versions as much as possible to reduce my exposure to toxic pesticides. Also, wild blueberries are more powerful than cultivated blueberries. In case you're interested, review the EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Just click on the "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" title above to be redirected.

Why it's best to pre-soak rolled oats?

Pre-soaking radically reduces the cooking time from the usual 10 to 15 minutes to less than 5 minutes. Some of the hard to digest substances that many grains contain (gluten) get partially broken down which makes them more easily digested. Although oats are naturally gluten-free, they are often contaminated with gluten from other grains during production. Important minerals (iron, zinc, calcium) are better assimilated when you add some acidic medium like lemon/lime juice or apple cider vinegar to your soaking water.

SIMPLE OATMEAL RECIPE:

Eva's Favorite Porridge Mix

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EVA'S FAVORITE PORRIDGE MIX:

Ingredients + Instructions

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup flax seeds
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • Grind chia seeds + flax seeds using your coffee grinder & throw into a mixing bowl.
  • Add rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly using a whisk.
  • Store the mix in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge and consume within a week.

VARIATION TIP

Feel free to add/swap chia & flax for your favorite seeds such as raw pumpkin, sunflower or sesame.

Why not to buy ground seeds?

Packaged ground seeds are prone to rancidity + food processing significantly reduces the nutritional value of whole foods in general.

ABOUT THE RECIPE AUTHOR

Ahoy! I'm Eva - a Holistic Nutrition Professional, who loooves getting right into your dietary business so you can lose weight naturally, keep it off, and have the confidence to stop hiding in loose clothing, get out there, own it, and be successful, yes!
simple oatmeal recipe

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