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Charissa’s Favourite Oatmeal

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Hey guys! I thought today it would be fun to share one of my favourite breakfasts with you! I don’t know about you, but breakfast is my ultimate favourite meal in the world. I could eat it all day. You know, pancakes and eggs for supper, smoothies for lunch, fruit for all day snacking, and oatmeal for breakfast. Oh, and cold cereal for midnight munching. That’d be awesome!

So this is what I had this morning and it’s my favourite way to eat my oats! I like to make my oatmeal a complete meal by adding some extras that up the protein and add some healthy fats. This serves 1.

Charissa’s Favourite Oatmeal

  1. 1/3 cup Quaker oats
  2. 2/3 cup water
  3. ½ tsp. vanilla
  4. 2 tsp. organic peanut butter
  5. 1 tsp. wheat germ
  6. 1 tsp. organic ground flaxseed
  7. ¼ cup organic plain yogurt
  8. 1 packet Truvia
  9. 2 tsp. pure maple syrup
  10. 10 raw almonds (for topping)

Cook up your oatmeal with the water. Once thick, stir in your PB, wheat germ, and flaxseed. Spoon your oats into a pretty bowl and top it with yogurt (stir in 1 packet of Truvia first), maple syrup, and almond bits. Serve with homemade almond milk! Quick, easy, and SO SO SO delish! I almost always have my oatmeal this way…which probably means that I should branch out!

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Nutritional Info: Cals: 234, Fat: 13.5g, Sodium 94mg, Carbs: 20g, Fibre: 3g, Sugars: 14g, Protein: 9.5g

I love almonds! Did you know that 10 almonds have 2.5g of protein! But when you’re snacking beware of the calories…even though almonds are super nutrient dense they have a good amount of calories. Those 10 almonds have 69 calories…but if you pair that with an apple (50-70 cals) you have the perfect protein/carb based snack for under 150 calories! That’s a much better choice than those little 100 calorie snack packs!

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I also paired this breakfast with a small green smoothie made with kale, almond milk, strawberries and all sorts of good stuff! Check out this recipe from a Jane at Eye It To Try It so you can make it too! It’s good, believe me…this is the second day in a row I’ve had it for breaky! Only today it was actually shared!

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If you want more creative ideas for eating oatmeal see my post Oatmeal Ideas! (and the Quaker site has a fun place for creative oatmeal toppings too!)


Oh, and check out Kelly’s site Eat Yourself Skinny! She had me on for a guest post today which is such fun! She has a great site so go and see what’s up!

Are you a breakfast person? How do you like to eat your oatmeal?

Category: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , 10 comments »

10 Responses to “Charissa’s Favourite Oatmeal”

  1. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook

    This looks really tasty! I just toss some diced apple into my apple & cinnamon oatmeal, which I know isn’t the best thing out there with all the sugar in it. So this recipe looks like a tasty alternative! I’ll have to check out your oatmeal ideas post

  2. Barefeet In The Kitchen

    I make a hot breakfast just about every day of the week. We eat a lot of oatmeal and we like it best baked, so that happens at least once a week. I made it with dried apples and cranberries today and it was delicious!

  3. The Kitchen Noob

    hrmm, looks like I could use an upgrade to my plain quick oats with just a tsp of honey everyday :)

  4. Kat

    Hi Charissa. I usually avoid breakfast like the plague because I can never find something I feel like, but this looks amazing, I’m going to have to try it… tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  5. kankana

    That looks healthy and super delicious. I skip breakfast most weekdays .. but weekends I need a heavy long breakfast time.

  6. Monisia

    Podobnie jak ty uwielbiam śniadania i płatki owsiane często u mnie goszczą;) piękna miseczka!

  7. shaday

    Oh, it looks just yummy! I do like oatmeal. Delicious and healthy meal. :)

  8. Grace@ FoodFitnessFreshAir

    Those almonds are just too beautiful. I just picked up a huge bag at the bulk section of Whole Foods. I love almonds in my oats!

  9. Samantha

    I am going camping this weekend and I am planning to eat overnight oats with almond milk, dried fruit and some chopped almonds!!

  10. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    I haven’t tried oatmeal with PB. I’m going to give your version a try. Maybe this morning!

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