I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love oatmeal, parfaits, and all things oat-related. Sometimes though, I can get burned out on regular ol’ oatmeal though.
Here’s a quick recipe to get you out of your boring breakfast routine. This recipe is great because you make let it cook overnight, and your breakfast is ready for you when you wake up in the morning!
Adapted from Simple & Delicious
3 cups water
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 pink lady apples, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 teaspoons margarine (I used Earth Balance)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
chopped nuts, for topping (I used almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds)
In a crock pot, combine water, oats, fruit, milk, margarine, and spices.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (overnight) until liquid is absorbed.
Spoon into bowls and top with nuts. Add addition milk or water if necessary.
Who can complain? Fruit, oats, spices, and vegan?! Plus, this recipe is so simple (and delicious..see what I did there?). I loved waking up to the smell of breakfast waiting for me downstairs. It really motivated me to get up and get movin’.
The apples and cinnamon are reminiscent of a fall recipe, but the ginger, apricots, and raisins give the recipe a nice, summery twist. Adding nuts makes for a nice crunch in addition to the smooth oats.
Eat for breakfast (check), lunch (check), or dinner!
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