Warming Golden Oats

  in Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan

1 cup water
1 cup oats
1 cup almond milk (or any milk)
1/4 cup shredded coconut 
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon monkfruit (or sweetener of choice)
optional: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
optional: berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc), seeds (pepitas, sunflower, hemp, flax, etc), nuts ( walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, etc.)
optional: chopped dates
optional: scoop of nut butter

  1. Heat oats and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Slice a banana and add half to the oats.
  3. Add milk of choice, spices, and protein powder if using. 
  4. Stir in sweetener of choice, and half of the shredded coconut.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes. The liquid should be absorbed and the oats creamy.
  6. Scoop into one or two bowls and top with remaining banana slices, remaining coconut, and berries and/or nuts and seeds of your choice. Makes enough for 2 people.

Notes:

  • Play around with your spice ratios; everyone has a different preference, so taste as you go!
  • If you prefer to bake in a pie dish… use 2 cups of oats, 1 1/4 cups of milk, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and add your nut butter before baking rather than topping. Throw that goodness in a 350°F oven for about 40 minutes until it’s nice and crispy on the edges.
  • The turmeric can stain your utensil: we recommend using a silicon spatula, NOT a wooden spoon.