This loaded apple cinnamon oatmeal is a filling and nourishing breakfast that cooks up quickly.
Loaded with what, you ask? Fiber to keep you full and omega 3’s to power your brain. Don’t start your day without breakfast…and there’s no excuses now that you have this recipe!
What makes this oatmeal full of fiber and Omega’3’s :
Apples and chia seeds help give this hot cereal an added boost of fiber. A cup of oatmeal by itself already has 8g fiber, a sliced up apple will add in an additional 5g fiber, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds provides 5g fiber. That’s a grand total of 18g fiber in this one bowl! So forget that cold bowl of raisin bran (which is also loaded with sugar!)
Omega-3’s can be found in nuts and chia seeds. Omegas 3’s are great for your heart, brain, and aid in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins ( vitamins A,D,E, &K).
Cinnamon not only adds flavor, but is an antioxidant. Antioxidants work by fighting off oxidation. Have you ever cut up an apple up only have it go brown soon after? That is due to oxidation. But, add a natural antioxidant to the apple, such as lemon juice, and your apple will stay it’s natural crisp white color for much longer. That is because the antioxidants in lemon juice are fighting off the oxidation. In our bodies, oxidation damages our cells- picture them turning brown, just like an apple. When we eat foods that contains antioxidants (such as lemon juice and cinnamon) we are fighting off oxidative damage and protecting our cells!
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup water
- 1 apple
- 2 tbs nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds all are good choices)
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (or apple pie seasoning)
- sugar or maple syrup (optional)
- Pour water and oats into a pan on stove top and bring to a summer.
- Add chopped apple, nuts, and cinnamon.
- Stir in cinnamon and chia seeds.
- Cook until oatmeal is cooked through.
- Optional: Add milk (dairy or non-dairy), add sweetener of choice
- Can be made with any kind of oatmeal. Prepare oatmeal as indicated by product label.