I am a creature of habit. There, I said it! My friends lovingly call me a “time-table”, and so does my husband. And this trait of mine applies to my daily meals as well. Frankly, I do not like too much variety in my meals, especially breakfast, since that’s the meal I have the least time to make. I am not proud of it, but hey! that works for me 🙂
For a very long time I had been consuming my yummy granola, greek yogurt and fruits in the morning Sweet, Crunchy, Yummy….Breakfast. But after months of eating the same breakfast, I realized it was time for a change. An oatmeal breakfast was my staple in college, as I hardly ever had time. And since my life recently has become extremely busy, oatmeal is all that I have time for. But wait a second, before you think about all the cons of Quaker’s Instant Oatmeal, let me correct you. I go for the quick oats option. These are easier to cook, and are delicious when cooked with the right ingredients, and are MUCH MUCH better than the boxed Quaker oats that are loaded with sugar!
Now many people out there might argue about which type of oats are better – steel cut or rolled or what have you. And the answer is IT DOES NOT MATTER! No matter how more processed or less processed oats are, they continue to retain their nutritional value. Don’t believe me? Google it!
Now let me get to the point of the blog post – to share my delicious recipe. And this time I have to give credit to my husband for it! I can rarely make this breakfast as well as he does 🙂
- Quick Oats (I get mine from the organic section aisle of Cub Foods)
- Brown Sugar
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Milk (which ever time you prefer. I prefer whole milk)
- Vanilla Essence
Step 1- Mix all of the above (except milk) in a bowl and heat it up in the microwave for 1:30 minutes approx.
Step 2- Once the oats are cooked, add some milk and mix it all up well. Feel free to add berries and almond shavings for added flavor.
And VOILA! It’s done! It’s THAT simple!
It seriously tastes like a pudding! (Without the excess sugar) I absolutely love having these on cold wintery mornings. They warm me up from within and give my day the kick-start it needs. Oats are slow digesting carbs that keep you feeling full for a long time. So give this low calorie delicious breakfast a try today and let me know what you think!
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