5 Minute Oatmeal Recipe
Although I am currently on an elimination diet in which I have to avoid all grains, one of my favorite go-to recipes for breakfast for the longest time was this oatmeal. So I thought I'd share it with you anyway! It's so quick to make, and not filled with all the sugar and junk in those microwave oatmeal packets you can find at the store. Plus, you save money! I also sneak in some chia and flax seeds which you can't taste but they add so many benefits -
The chia seeds are full of omega 3s and healthy fats, which will help keep you fuller for longer.
The flax seeds are a great source of fiber, and they're especially good for overall womens' health. It can even help with painful cramps if you take 2-4 tablespoons a day! I'm personally a huge fan.
Another thing I loved adding into my oatmeal is maca powder. This is an adaptogen herb which is great for regulating hormones. It helps with PMS, cramps and even keeping your period regular. Make sure you get the gelatinized version because it's easier on digestion!
I get a big bag of gluten free rolled oats for about $5 and it lasts about a month! Make sure you get the rolled oats because those are the least processed version of oats you can get. This is better because the more processed they are, the less amount a nutrients you'll get out of it.
I love topping my oatmeal with frozen berries, because it cools down the hot oatmeal and I don't have to wait so long for it to cool down. Plus the oatmeal "melts" the frozen berries and I don't burn my tongue!
So on to the recipe -
Servings: 1 serving
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 cup filtered water or almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp clove powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
Any toppings you would like! - some suggestions are frozen berries, fresh apples or peaches, raisins, shredded coconut, goji berries, cacao nibs, almond butter...
1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
2. Reduce it to a simmer and add the oats.
3. While the oatmeal is cooking, get any of your toppings ready. If you're doing a peach or an apple, get that all chopped up and ready to go.
4. Once the oats begin to reach a thicker consistancy (about 5 minutes), add in the cinnamon and clove and stir that in.
5. Transfer the oatmeal to a bowl and add the chia seeds and flax seeds and mix them in until they're evenly distributed and you can't really see them anymore.
6. Top with any toppings you'd like and enjoy! You can also meal-prep a big batch of this and keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days and heat up a bowl every morning!
I really hope you enjoy this super quick and easy recipe and make it for yourself!