Super Simple Healthy Oatmeal Recipe

Eating healthy doesn't have to be complicated.  Busy mornings are what they are.  Let's not make it an excuse.  You can pull this one together in minutes.  And you can customize it to suit everyone's needs.  

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Serves 2

  • 1 cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 drop pure cinnamon essential oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole rolled gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup fruit of your choice to top (apples/pears/berries/etc.) 
  • Optional healthy additions: chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, pecans, goji berries, cacao nibs

Pour almond milk, water, and vanilla extract into saucepan over high heat until boiling. Pour in oats, continue to stir. When the ingredients return to a boil, reduce to simmer. Continue to simmer and stir for about 12-15 minutes until oats are of a creamy texture.  If you like your oatmeal sweeter, add some healthier sweeteners like maple syrup, raw honey or coconut sugar.  Top with any fruit or healthy additions of your choice.  

Why You Should Eat This Oatmeal

Health Benefits of Almond Milk

It is dairy free.  It contains minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.  The other nutrients available in this milk include vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, tiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and vitamin E.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a great source of fiber, manganese, and calcium.  It is high in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properites and can help stabilize blood sugar levels.  Cinnamon also adds extra flavor without added sugar.  

Health Benefits of Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon essential oil supports healthy digestion, metabolism, and blood sugar stabilization.  It also supports detoxification and boosts brain function.  Learn more here

Health Benefits of Oats

Oats are a healthy source of carbs, fiber and protein.  They contain many vitamins and minerals including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B1, vtiamin B5, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin B3.  They are also high in anti-oxidants. 

Health Benefits of Fruit

Fruit has become enemy #1 in the popular low carb diets.  With so many diets and so many gurus promoting them, it is really hard to know what to eat anymore.  The best thing you can do is use your intuition and do what feels right to you.  

Fruits are high in so many beneficial compounds including vitamins, minerals, fiber, anti-oxidants, and natural anti-oxidants.  They are essential to so many body functions.  

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  1. Ariana Dagan on April 15, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I make this (with whole milk) for my toddler all the time, she loves it! I always toss in chia seeds because they are her favorite! I’ve never used essential oil for cooking though, I just grind up fresh cinnamon, I guess I should look into that!

    • Shellie Lynn on April 25, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      I absolutely love that your toddler loves chia seeds ? You’re doing something right, mama! Essential oils are just another way to add more flavor and healthy components to your cooking. Just be careful, they’re strong. A little goes a long way.

  2. Annita Nikole on June 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    This looks really, really good! I usually make my oatmeal without milk but I think I’ll try this to switch things up!

    • Shellie Lynn on June 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Enjoy ?

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