This is a recipe I found on Minimalist Baker. I played with it a bit, mainly because I didn't want too much sugar added.
Are you tired, stressed? Hit that 3 pm slump?
Needing an afternoon nap or grabbing coffees to get through the 3 pm - 5 pm part of your shift...
You need a better breakfast.
This recipe combines two amazing foods: vegetables and whole grains.
If we can consume 50% or more of our foods as fresh and seasonal, that is ideal. For your overall wellness, Holistic Nutrition looks at everything - your diet, your symptoms, career and life, typical meals and schedule, allergies and more.
There are Holistic nutrition principles that everyone can use as guidelines: one of those being seasonal. Sweet potatoes are a great starchy root vegetable that provide us with fiber and nutrients, a great way to start your day.
Here it is! 7 ingredient, 30 minute oats infused with sweet potato puree, cinnamon and a touch of sweetness.
A simple, fast and healthy breakfast option for any time of year, especially winter.
Author: Minimalist Baker
1 cup rolled oats
1 3/4 cups water
1/2 cup sweet potato puree (~ 1 small potato | roasting instructions below)
2-3 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola (or sub roasted pecans)
To roast your sweet potato, preheat oven to 400 degrees F and cut a sweet potato in half and lightly coat with olive oil. Place flesh side down on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until soft and tender. This will depend on your size of potato. Once done, pull potato out of the oven and start your oats.
Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Once boiling add your oats and reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking until the oats have absorbed most of the water - about 5 minutes. In the meantime, mashed your sweet potato and measure out roughly 1/2 cup. Set aside. Once your oats are just about done cooking (~5 minute mark), stir in sweet potato puree, sweetener of choice, cinnamon and stir to combine. Taste and adjust flavor/seasonings as desired. To thin, add a splash of almond or coconut milk. Divide oats between two serving bowls and sprinkle with Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola (or roasted pecans). Add a drizzle of honey for more sweetness.
Oats on their own are a rather boring breakfast.
That doesn't excite anyone about the day ahead. Play them up with different flavour combinations. Have you ever tried veggies with your oatmeal? Well now you can, with this delicious recipe!
Did you try it? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below! Thank you for reading!