I call these Anti-Cancer Oats because of the antioxidant-heavy, micronutrient-rich ingredient list, but I should really call them 'every morning oats'- because that's the truth here.
I make these every. single. morning. Or at least, I did, before I got pregnant and went on the famous pancake bender of 2019.
And because I craft this hot pot of goodness so often, I like to make this dish completely customizable to my mood, the season, and what I've got in my fridge at the moment. I change up the nuts, fruit, toppings and sweetness factor regularly. Sometimes I even add a tablespoon of peanut, almond or sunflower butter when I'm feeling wild n' crazy like that.
But what remains constant is the fiber-rich, cholesterol-lowering, cancer-combating, thyroid-supporting, hunger-crushing staples.
If you're a volume eater like myself, you'll LOVE this massive bowl of mildy sweet & cinnamony hot-cereal.
It's truly the perfect embodiment of the "eat more, weigh less" tagline.
Twice the volume, tastes like pie & protective against chronic disease too? Take my money, Quaker.
Prep time: 5 miN
Cook time: 5-7 min
Total time: 10-12 min
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup filtered water or unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 Tbsp ground flax or flax-meal
1/2 tsp cinnamon
small pinch sea salt
1/2 a medium-sized apple, chopped
2 Brazil nuts, chopped (or 2 Tbsp walnut pieces)
seasonal fruit (berries, cherries, figs - or simply ripe banana slices)
1 Tbsp hemp hearts or pumpkin seeds
coconut sugar, maple syrup, or chopped dates for topping (optional)
Begin by adding the rolled oats, water/milk, ground flax, cinnamon and sea salt in a small pot on the stove over medium heat.
While the oats are heating up, chop up the apple into small pieces and add in with the oats and spices.
Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally until the oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.
Remove from heat, pour into a large bowl and top with sliced Brazil nuts, seasonal fruit, hemp hearts or pumpkin seeds, and a light sprinkle of coconut sugar (or light drizzle of maple syrup, or chopped dates).
Feel free to double or triple the recipe if cooking for multiple people!
Serve warm and ENJOY!
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