Did I mention that I have an oatmeal obsession? Because if I haven’t then I’d like to make that abundantly clear right now: I LOVE OATMEAL! Every morning I make myself a big bowl of it to start my day off right. It took me a few months of trial and error to finally figure out exactly how I like my oatmeal. Now that I have a great recipe that works, it’s difficult to stop myself from making it for EVERY meal!
My morning oatmeals all share the same base, though what I mix into it changes based on what I have available in my house at the time.
I start with 1/2 cup of quick oats, 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk, and 1/2 cup of water. I throw those three things in a bowl, mix it up, and put it in the microwave for two minutes. (Actually, I really put it in for exactly 2 minutes and 15 seconds. I’m not sure why but at this point I’m obsessive about this timing)
While it’s cooking in the microwave I start preparing my mix-ins. I cut any fruit that needs it and get together the right portion of anything else I might add in.
Once the oatmeal is done I let it sit for a minute to thicken up. Then I mix in a packet of truvia and a bit of cinnamon. You can substitute real sugar for the truvia, or any other sweetener you like. Sometimes I sub in a tablespoon of vanilla protein powder. As for the cinnamon, I rarely substitute anything in for it a;though occasionally I use a teaspoon of cocoa powder instead for a chocolatey flavor!
Next come the mix-ins! My favorite combination is a banana, raspberries, and almonds but some other options that I use from time to time are:
You can mix and match anything that sounds good to you. As long as you have the base of the oatmeal right it will be super delicious!