Christmas Oatmeal

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In an attempt to further support you in staying healthy during the holidays, here is a super healthy and filling oatmeal option for breakfast. It's nutty, fruity, sweet and satisfying. 

CHRISTMAS OATMEAL

Preparation time: 15 mins
Main ingredients: oats, almond milk, nuts, cinnamon
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup water
1/2 cup plant-based milk
1/4 cup dried fruit such as cranberries or raisins
1/4 cup almonds, walnuts or pecans, chopped2 tbsp shredded coconut or coconut flakes
1 tsp cold-pressed coconut oil (optional)
1 tsp unsweetened nut butter (I prefer almond or cashew)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground vanilla powder or pure vanilla extract
1 - 2 tsp maple syrup (or to taste)


Instructions

Bring water and plant-based milk to a boil. Then toss in the oats, shredded coconut, dried fruit, stir well, switch off the heat and let it simmer on its own. Stir in the cinnamon, coconut oil (or 1 additional tsp nut butter), vanilla powder and nuts, and keep the lid closed as it simmers. 

After about 10 minutes your oatmeal should be ready, the consistency creamy and thick. Sweeten and garnish to your liking, and enjoy :)

I sweetened mine with maple syrup, and I sprinkled some fresh cranberries, 1 tsp cashew butter, some cinnamon and shredded coconut on top. As I took the pictures, I totally forgot about the crushed nuts that I had set aside, but I added them as I was already halfway through the oatmeal... whoops.

Happy Holidays





Maisy

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