My apologies for going dark for a few weeks there. The B ManBob and I moved into anew apartment, I dog sat, I rescued a dog off the street, returned it to it's owner, and essentially have been doing nothing but getting settled in my new home and eating takeout. But this morning I woke up feeling like I was ready to rejoin the internet and so today I have a SUPER fast, easy, healthy, breakfast recipe for you all.
Flaxseed Oatmeal! It's a good old plant based, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free, recipe to help us all get back into the swing of things. It's got pretty much anything you could want from breakfast. It's warm, filling, packed with healthy fats, vitamins/minerals, fiber, and some protein as well!
So here is what you'll need for 1-2 bowls (depending on how hungry you are... I ate it all)
1 Cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon freshly ground Flaxseed Meal
For Toppings: Unsweetened shredded coconut, mixed berries (fresh or frozen), walnuts, maple syrup/honey if desired
First, you'll want to cook your oatmeal according to the directions on the package (it's a 2:1 ration of water to oatmeal).
Hello oats, you are lovely and I will eat you... What? No one else talks to their food? Okay.
Next you'll want to grind up your flaxseeds.
You can, of course just buy Flaxseed Meal, but it tastes better if you do it yourself and retains more of it's nutritional value. You can either use a mortar and pestle if you need an arm workout, or if you're lazy like me, just throw them into a food processor on high in 5 minute spurts (so you don't overwork the motor) until its ground into a flour-like meal with no whole seeds.
While your food processor is buzzing away, put your cooked oatmeal in a bowl and stir in your tablespoon of coconut oil. This adds a nice flavor, makes the oatmeal creamy, and the healthy fats will help keep you full longer than just the oats.
Mix in you flax meal. Since it's basically impossible to make just one tablespoon of flax meal, you can store the extra in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer depending on how often you use it.
Flax is full of healthy fats, fiber, and adds a delicious nutty flavor to your oatmeal. It also helps keep you full. With this breakfast you will not be getting the 11:00 am blood sugar dip.
Honestly, after you mix in the flax meal, it's not much to look at so just look at that golden-brown flax meal again
Mix it all together and arrange your toppings in an Instagram-worthy fashion. I used frozen mixed berries, but you can absolutely use fresh if you have them on hand.
As with all my recipes, there's about 1 kajillion variations you could do. You could use mango or banana, toasted coconut, any other kind of nut or seed, drizzle with honey or maple syrup. Really the possibilities are endless.
But the main thing is, this is a nutrient packed breakfast that will start your day off right and keep you full until lunch. If you have this beast for breakfast and end up snacking before lunch, I'll write you a personal heartfelt apology and make a new breakfast with your name and needs in mind ;-)
Give it a go, personalize it, and make sure to share it with me on Instagram!