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Yummilicious Oatmeal Breakfast


This is one of my favorite morning meals.  It is sweetened with all natural dates (don't get the kind with added sugar!) and fresh fruit.  This makes a huge bowl of oatmeal and clocks in at about 350 calories without the optional ingredients. The walnuts and flax meal add calories, but both also pack lots of Omega 3 essential fats and the walnuts add extra protein.  I evaluate what I have been eating recently and decide whether or not to add them.  So here's my recipe:

Yummilicious Oatmeal

1 apple or pear, chopped with peels left on
5 whole pitted dates, chopped
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking or instant)
1/2 tsp real vanilla
generous dash of sea salt
1/2 tsp - 2 tsp cinnamon (I like a lot of cinnamon, but adjust to your tastes)
1/2 cup skim milk (or milk of choice)
3/4 cup water

1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1-2 Tbsp ground flax seeds

Dump all but the optional ingredients into a pot and cook on medium heat until thickened.  You don't want to cook your fruit to mush.  The apple or pear should be softened, but still have a little bite to it.  Remove from heat and stir in optional ingredients, if using.  Done!

Have a Happy Morning!



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