Oatmeal is an awesome breakfast option because its loaded with fiber and therefore slows digestion. This not only keeps you full and satisfied for longer, but also slows the release of sugar into the blood stream, preventing blood sugar spikes. By preventing blood sugar spikes and dips you are doing a huge favor for your pancreas and liver by making their job of regulating your blood sugar easier. The easier you make their job, the better and longer they will function!
Most oatmeal recipes out there use rolled oats or quick oats. While these are still good options, there is an even better and less processed option. Steel cut oats, the best option, are the least processed form and are simply oat groats cut into pieces. Rolled oats (also called old fashioned oats) are steamed and then rolled flat. Quick oats (instant oats) have been pre-cooked, dried, rolled and chopped. Since the steel cut oats are less processed, they contain more fiber and take the body extra time to digest. This in turn, leads to a more filling meal that satisfies longer compared to rolled or quick oats.
- 1/2 cup Steel Cut Oats
- 1 1/2 cup Water
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk unflavored, unsweetened
- 1 Apple diced
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 6 Dates
- 1/3 cup Water
- 1/8 cup Walnuts chopped
- Place oats and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat.
- Reduce to medium heat for 10 minutes stirring frequently.
- Add almond milk, 3/4 of the diced apple, cinnamon, and vanilla. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until apples are soft. Stir frequently.
- Place dates and 1/3c water in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Remove sauce pan from heat and stir in date paste.
- Divide oats mixture between 2 small ramekins. Top with remaining chopped apples.
- Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and top with chopped walnuts and cinnamon.
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