Packed with healthy ingredients, this simple oatmeal is a perfect way to start your morning off right!
I love sugar. I love anything sweet. The sweeter, the better, usually. But….I know that it’s horrible for me. I go through fits and starts on my quest to cut sugar and I’m not normally very successful.
Low Sugar Treats
Simple Oatmeal with Lots of flavor!
Growing up I enjoyed oatmeal loaded with brown sugar—so delicious! Then I transitioned to the instant flavored packets of oatmeal. Convenient, right? Maybe not the healthiest start to the day though. So I’ve been playing with a new recipe for oatmeal that seems sweet, even though it doesn’t have any sugar. I use coconut, vanilla, and orange zest to build a sweet profile, and then add a couple of chopped up dates to finish it off. It’s really delicious, easy, and good for you!
Packed with Protein
Speaking of good for you, did you realize that oatmeal has the same amount of protein as an egg? Yep, it does! It’s a perfect hearty breakfast because it will keep you filled up all morning! Mix in some hemp or chia seeds and you’ve really got a winner!
More Breakfasts You Might Like!
- Apple Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal
- Avocado Toast with Coconut Bacon
- Hippie Breakfast Bowl — Chia Pudding
- Citrus Explosion Green Smoothie
I hope you love this oatmeal as much as my family does! Make sure you take a picture when you make this yummy breakfast, post it on Instagram, and tag it with #frieddandelions! I love to see what you’re up to in the kitchen!
- 1 3/4 cup water
- 4 medjool dates diced small
- dash of salt
- zest of a small orange
- 2 teaspoon coconut oil
- dash of cinnamon
- 3 Tablespoon shredded coconut
- 2 Tablespoon hemp or chia seeds
- 1 cup rolled oats (choose certified gluten free if needed)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- non dairy milk to thin as needed
- Pour the water into a small saucepan and begin to bring to a boil.
- While it is heating up, add the dates, salt, orange zest, coconut oil, cinnamon, coconut and hemp/chia seeds.
- Once the water comes to a boil add the rolled oats and reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow to simmer until the oats are soft and cooked through—the oatmeal will be fairly thick.
- Remove from heat. Add vanilla and thin with coconut milk to reach your desired consistency.
- Serve and enjoy!