Swapping oatmeal into your morning breakfast routine may help protect against a number of health conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Oats are a nutrient dense food packed with protein (5 grams for ½ cup dry), fiber (4 grams for ½ cup dry), minerals, and antioxidants!
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 3-4 cups liquid (water and/or unsweetened plant-based milk)
- 2 apples, chopped
- 1-2 pitted dates
- ½ cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
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- Wash and dice the apples into small chunks. Chop the date(s). Add the fruit and cinnamon to a saucepan with a ½ cup of water and cook on medium-heat until the apples start to soften.
- Combine plant-based milk and water in a saucepan (you might do 1 cup water, 2 cups plant-based milk or 2 cups water and 1 cup plant-based milk). Once the liquid is near boiling, add in the oats. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the oats are soft. You may need to add more liquid as it is cooking.
- Add in cooked apples to the oatmeal. Optional to add in crushed walnuts, additional cinnamon or plant-based milk.