There is seriously nothing that feels more nourishing than a hot bowl of oatmeal in the morning! What’s so amazing about oatmeal is that you can make it in advance and top it with literally anything. My favourite toppings are seen in the pictures but you can go nuts (pun intended 😉 ) with anything you desire!
How to Make Nourishing Oatmeal
Yield: 2 servings Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 15 min (excluding soaking time)
1/2 cup (64g) steel-cut oats, soaked overnight** 1 cup (250ml) water or your choice of plant-based milk 1/2 tsp (3g) cinnamon 1/2 medium banana, sliced (use full banana for extra creaminess and sweetness)
Optional Toppings fresh or frozen berries (defrosted) hemp seeds chia seeds cacao nibs ground flax seeds (not seen in picture) 1 tbsp peanut butter granola
**Soaking oats overnight helps with overall digestion. This process helps the starches break down and reduces the natural phytic acid, which helps your body use the oats’ nutrients more efficiently.
Bring water (or plant milk) to a boil in a small pot, add steel cut oats and cinnamon then reduce to a simmer for 7-ish minutes with lid covered. While the oatmeal is cooking, prepare your favourite toppings.
Add the banana and ground flax seeds to the oats to cook for an additional 5 minutes, stir with a fork to ensure the banana has blended well with the oatmeal. Adding banana creates this delicious creaminess to the oatmeal and natural sweetness.
Serve warm with your favourite additional toppings. Enjoy! 🙂