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Oats are a truly smart and tasty way to start the day.

This hot and steamy version is perfect for cold winter mornings or as a heart snack at any time of the day.

I eat oats raw, cooked or turned into granola every day of the week.

They set me up for a great day by providing me with fibre as well as vitamins, minerals and complex carbohydrates.

Just what I need for my busy life.

If you have taken my Rx Vegan Essentials workshop you know how much I want everyone to eat oats in the morning.

I have come up with lots of ways to enjoy delicious oats.  Check out my recipes for raw oats and granola.

Take the oat challenge.

Commit to eating oats for 30 straight days and then decide if you want to partner up with this nutritional powerhouse every morning.

Morning Oats

A flavourful bowl of morning goodness, aka a smart way to start your day.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword Breakfast, Oatmeal, Vegan, WFPB, Whole Grain
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Large Flake Oats
  • 1 Cup Water or Nut Milk
  • 2-3 Dates Finely chopped

Blueberry-Lemon Oats

  • 1/3 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest

Apple-Cinnamon Oats

  • 1 small Apple Diced
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/ tsp Nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Morning Oats can be flavoured in a variety of ways. 

    This recipe is for one serving.  Multiply based on the number you are serving.

    In a medium pot bring the water to a boil.

    Add the oats and dates to the boiling water and cook covered for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  

    At this point you can add your choice of fresh or frozen fruit along with nuts, seeds and spices to create a delicious bowl of warmth and goodness.  


Blueberry-Lemon Oats

  1. Add fresh or frozen blueberries along with the lemon zest to the oats in the last few minutes of cooking.  

    Top the Blueberry-Lemon Oats with shaved chocolate, pistachios or hemp seeds for a stunning finish.

Apple-Cinnamon Oats

  1. Add the apples, cinnamon and nutmeg to the oats, dates and water at the beginning and cook altogether for 8-10 minutes. 

    Top with more cinnamon, walnuts or pumpkin seeds and enjoy!

Author Shelley Peters

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