Here’s a breakfast dish for you! I think I do a lot of lunch/dinner meals. This one is vegan and gluten-free as usual. It’s simple but still delicious. So simple that you don’t have to watch over the stove. Just boil water, soak the oats, and add your toppings. That’s it. Because I’m lazy and I don’t want to watch it while it cooks. Haha. 🙂
The fruit you add is up to you, but I’d go so far as to say it’s nonnegotiable. You HAVE to add some fruit, okay? This blog isn’t called Fruit So Hard for nothing. So make the most of your breakfast and start the day with some hydrating, juicy fruit goodness. Got it? Good. 😉
I won’t say you HAVE to add greens though. Even though I do that sometimes (see above), that’s not a must. It does take a little getting used to, but I have to say that it’s worth the health benefits for sure. Though I prefer to put greens in smoothies and make them taste like chocolate, tropical fruit, or pumpkin pie instead.
Maybe you want to give that a shot. That’d be cool! But I do think you should give my other oatmeal recipes a shot. You can try some breakfast cookies, baked French toast oatmeal, brownie oatmeal or brownie cookies, blueberry pie oatmeal, and chocolate zucchini oats. NOM! They’re all so good, so I have no idea how you’ll choose which one goes first.
Let me know if you try this recipe! Take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. Happy eating!
- 1 cup rolled/quick oats
- 1 cup water
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)
- 2 tbsp ground flax/chia
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- (optional) 1/8 - 1/4 tsp tsp turmeric
- (optional) 1-2 tbsp chopped walnuts/pecans
- (optional) 1 banana, sliced*
- (optional) 1/4 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)*
Bring water to nearly a boil in a small pot.
In a separate bowl, add oats.
Once water is ready, pour over oats and let soak for 5-10 minutes.
Drain excess water (if you want) and then add maple syrup, flax/chia, cinnamon, and (optional) nuts and banana.
Stir well, split between two bowls, and enjoy!
*You can add any fruit you'd like. I prefer banana and blueberries for sweetness, but it's up to you.