We aren’t the type to buy prepackaged oatmeal. In case you are unaware, it’s loaded with sugar and fake flavoring. Pretty please skip that section at the grocery store and make your own batch starting today!
It takes just a couple seconds more to make your own. You can even make multiple servings in a large batch and simply dish up your desired amount each morning.
I’m pretty sure this simple concoction blew Chris away -although I could attribute his satisfaction to him being “staaaarving” when he ate it. He expected it to be less than delicious because his double helping of premade oatmeal is typically the go-to but was pleasantly surprised with the cranberry coconut and almond oats.
SO, ditch the little bags of powdery, wannabe oatmeal and get yourself an oversized bag of raw oats from the bulk bin at your local health food store (we like Sprouts!).
Add some dried cranberries, unsweetened coconut, chia seeds, cinnamon, almond meal, and
almond milk. If you like it sweet, drizzle a little honey or maple syrup right over the top.
Heat it all up and just like that, preservative and fake flavoring-free oatmeal for the whole family.
Oatmeal is such a comforting breakfast for those chilly mornings. Believe it or not, San Diego gets down to a brisk 38 on occasion. This dish warms me right up.
It’s as soothing as a warm hug on a winters eve so bundle up and get cookin’!
Cranberry Coconut & Almond Oatmeal
1/2 cup regular oats
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon almond meal (raw almonds ground up in food processor) or chopped almonds
1/4 cup cranberries
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons chia or flax seed (optional)
pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Stir and serve.
From the Little Yellow Kitchen,