Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oats

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If you’re totally bored with your breakfast routine – you NEED this big bowl of oats in your life!!  For the last couple of weeks, my breakfasts have consisted of several cups of coffee with a protein shake on the side… Which is well and good.  Keeps me full well into the afternoon, but this morning I woke up craving something else.  Gaby, our almost 2 year old, LOVES oatmeal/steel cut oats.  So, I thought I would switch up her breakfast routine and give her something new!  She ate all of hers and half of mine.  My goal now is to keep a big bowl of these oats in the fridge for her so all I have to do is heat a little bit up in the skillet (I don’t like to use a microwave) for her each morning.

We’re big believers of eating oats around here!  I added a little chia seeds to these to give a little extra nutrients.  Chia seeds are a great source of omega fatty acids, protein, and bone strength… especially if you don’t eat meat! Now, let’s get on to the recipe.  I used equal parts of coconut milk and water.  If you only want to use water, by all means, only use water!  Or just use milk.  Totally up to you!  apple cinnamon raisin oats5apple cinnamon raisin oats

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oats

  • Servings: 4
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A big bowl of delicious, heart healthy goodness!

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 13.5 oz can organic coconut milk (or just water)
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup organic cane sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 cup organic steel cut oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup organic raisins
  • 1 organic apple, peeled and small diced
  • garnish:  peanut butter, raisins, apple, coconut chips, or granola; optional

Directions:

  1. In a medium size saucepan on high heat bring the coconut milk, water, salt, cinnamon, and sugar to a boil.  (The coconut milk will give you almost 2 cups.  You’ll need a total of 4 cups of liquid.  You don’t have to use coconut milk.  I just love the flavor it gives.)
  2. Once the liquid comes to a boil, add the steel cut oats and chia seeds.  Reduce the heat to medium-low.  You don’t want the liquid to boil over – it’s a big nasty mess!
  3. After 10 minutes of cooking add the apples.
  4. Be sure to stir the oats on a regular basis so that it doesn’t stick on the bottom of your pan.
  5. Right before the oats are done, add the raisins.  Divide the oats among 4 bowls.  Garnish with whatever you choose!
  6. EAT!!!

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