I. Love. Oatmeal.
I can’t believe that took me 13 years to figure out. Thirteen, people! While I could’ve been nourishing my body with heart healthy oats, instead I chose to eat frozen pancakes, Danimals, and sugary cereals for breakfast.
There are so many of combinations you can do with oats. Banana cream pie, pina colada, carrot cake, peanut butter chocolate, apple pie, etc. Not to mention things like oatmeal bakes (my personal fave!). Lately my combo has been totally summerified. Strawberries, blueberries, banana, and sunbutter!
I feel like it’s kind of cheating by posting an oatmeal recipe. But hey, if this recipe turn someone into an oatmeal believer, then I’m happy!
Instead of a full 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats, sometimes I’ll do about 1/8 cup muesli and the rest regular oats. I’m not even a fan of raisins but I really thought they added a nice touch to these! Otherwise you can just do all oats. Whatever floats your boat, man.
Sometimes I get fancy and make pretty designs, other times I just throw the fruit on and DIG IN.
- 1/2 c old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 c water
- 1/2 c milk
- 1/2 banana
- dash of salt
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 c kefir
- 1 tbsp cottage cheese
- strawberries, blueberries, banana, peanut butter
- Bring 1 cup mixture of water and milk to a boil. Add oats, cinnamon, 1/2 banana, and a dash of salt and turn heat down to low and cover.
- After 10 minutes, take off the cover and stir. Cover for 10 more minutes. Then add the kefir and stir to incorporate. Then add the cottage cheese and stir again.
- Pour oats into a bowl and arrange toppings!
- You can sub up to 1/4 of the oats for muesli. Feel free to add any toppings of your choice!
- You can also make these as overnight oats. Add the oats, milk, water, kefir, salt, and chia to a bowl, mix, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, microwave and add cinnamon, cottage cheese, and toppings.
Try some other variations! Same base, different toppings.
Peach Banana Oats
Blueberry Sunbutter Muesli Oats
Banana Raspberry Overnight Oats
OIAJ – oats in a jar. Cook oatmeal regularly, then pour into an almost empty nut butter jar!
Tomorrow I’m leaving for UTAH! I’m not sure how frequent posting will be. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see what’s going on!