As I said on my last blog post, I am adding budget-friendly recipes to be blog coming out of my Food Stamps Experience Project for school. This is my first budget-friendly recipe that is for breakfast. This recipe can be made either hot or cold. It requires minimal kitchen gadgets to make!
✨Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies✨ Fun Fact: when I was younger oatmeal raisin were my favorite cookies, but none of the other kids ever liked them because they were “healthy” cookies. The other day, out of curiosity, I looked up oatmeal raisin recipes and realized there is nothing healthy about them! So I decided to make my own. Warning: these are addicting!
Unlike most oatmeal raisin cookie recipes that are made with white flour and refined sugar, this recipe is made with real food ingredients, gluten free, and rich in fiber.
Fact: you do not need pancake batter to make your own pancakes.
I have been making my own pancake batter a lot lately and have been seriously loving it. I love making pancakes with ingredients that I already have in my pantry. I have also learned to mix them in a way so they are nutritious and fiber rich, but still taste delicious!
Its no secret that I love oatmeal. It is a staple in my breakfast rotation and I also regularly make pancakes using oat flour. HOWEVER, you do not need oat flour to make pancakes. You can make your own. This is easy and cost efficient. In order to make pancake batter, I have been blending gluten free oats with chia seeds, fruit, and almond milk and adding a tsp of baking soda. Each of these ingredients are critical.
Meet my latest breakfast obsession – Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats! I was inspired by my Pina Colada smoothie bowl to make this overnight oats combo and it is SO. GOOD. The pineapple and coconut combination tastes so refreshing and delicious! It is the perfect overnight oats combo for the summer. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free and is so simple to make!
On Sundays, I usually like meal prepping my overnight oats for breakfast for the week. It is literally so simple and then I have breakfast already made for me for the entire week! I make them all at once and then let them sit overnight in the fridge and then on Monday all I have to do is reach into the fridge and grab a jar for breakfast. It couldn’t be easier! I like to re-purpose glass nut butter jars and use them for my overnight oats. Re-purposing nut butter jars for overnight oats supports nontoxic living by reducing waste and use of plastics. Plastics do interact with our foods!
I love making overnight oats because it is a satisfying and delicious meal and also oats are not very expensive. I do try to buy gluten-free oats because even though oatmeal by itself does not contain gluten, oats are commonly processed in facilities where there could be cross contamination with gluten-containing products. If you have a gluten sensitivity, better to be safe and buy gluten-free oats.
Introducing you to my all time favorite warm weather oatmeal combo- Pineapple Overnight Oats! I know this combo sounds kind of weird, but it seriously tastes so good. The overnight oats are served cold and combined with the pineapple tastes so refreshing and delicious! These overnight oats are so easy to make- all you do is combine ingredients, let it sit overnight, and then enjoy the next morning! As much as I like oatmeal, who wants to eat warm oats over the summer? Not me. Plus it make it that much easier to make!
These Pineapple Overnight Oats are mixed with nut milk and of course fresh cut pineapple for a sweet and delicious flavor. It also contains both chia seeds and flax seeds for a dose of healthy fat and fiber. This combination helps keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. It is sweetened with coconut nectar. Coconut nectar is a similar color and consistency of maple syrup, but tastes slightly different- it is delicious! I topped the overnight oats with goji berries for added crunch (optional).
Fueling for my long run with this bowl of banana cacao oats this morning. There is something so satisfying about a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. It is so cozy and satisfying and the warm meal gets me ready for the day. This bowl is a chocolately twist on your favorite bowl of oatmeal. Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan (if you use the option maple syrup instead of honey). It is also full of healthy fats and fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer.
Starting off this snowy Friday with my go-to banana cinnamon oatmeal bowl for breakfast. Made with oats, banana, sliced almonds for added crunch, collagen, flaxseed, and topped with cinnamon and honey. Tip: heat the banana in the microwave with the oatmeal and it melts into the bowl. Sounds weird but smells and tastes soo good! 🍌✨
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