What’s for Breakfast: Chunky Apple Walnut Almond Butter Protein Oatmeal

by deborah on March 18, 2015 · 6 comments

in Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan

What's for Breakfast: Chunky Apple Walnut Almond Butter Protein Oatmeal

After a lifetime of shunning oatmeal, I have seen the light.

Homemade steel oatmeal has become my new “breakfast of champions”.

Although I never liked to eat “mushy” oatmeal when I was growing up, now my older, more accepting

adult palate has adjusted to the texture and I am amazed at how tasty and satisfying it is.

And best of all, one bowl of oatmeal satisfies me and curbs my hunger for several hours.

I love to add different healthy and delectable  ingredients to my basic steel cut oatmeal recipe.

My fitness trainer suggested that I add protein powder and nut butter to my oatmeal to

pump up my protein intake.

So this week, I made a delicious Chunky Apple Walnut Almond Butter Protein Oatmeal.

I cooked enough for several days which streamlined breakfast prep!

Of course, you can make this your own by adding whatever items you have on hand in your

kitchen.

Chunky Apple Walnut Almond Butter Protein Oats

What's for Breakfast: Chunky Apple Walnut Almond Butter Protein Oatmeal

Ingredients

Serves 4

1 cup organic steel cut oats

4 cups filtered water

1 organic apple

1 cup organic raisins

2/3 cup organic walnuts

1 tablespoon cinnamon

3 tablespoons organic almond butter

1 scoop Orgain Vegan Protein Powder per serving

2 tablespoons flax seed powder

1/2 cup almond milk (or nondairy milk of choice)

What's for Breakfast: Chunky Apple Walnut Almond Butter Protein Oatmeal

Directions

Bring 4 cups of water to boil.

Add 1 cup of steel cut oats to boiling water.

Stir and bring to a boil again.

Turn the heat down to medium for 5 minutes.

Stir again.

Then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 35 more minutes.

Wash and slice the apple into small chunks.

Stir apple chunks, walnuts, raisins and cinnamon into the oatmeal.

What's for Breakfast: Chunky Apple Walnut Almond Butter Protein Oatmeal

Continue simmering.

When the oatmeal is done, turn off the heat.

Stir 2-3 tablespoons of almond butter into the pot of oatmeal.

Spoon oatmeal into individual bowls.

Add a scoop of protein powder to the bowl of oatmeal and stir it in.

Splash a little almond milk over the oatmeal.

Sprinkle a tablespoon of flax seed over the oatmeal and stir it in.

What's for Breakfast: Chunky Apple Walnut Almond Butter Protein Oatmeal

Shake a little more cinnamon onto the oatmeal.

Garnish with a few extra raisins and walnuts, if you wish.

Dig in and enjoy!

 

What yummy ingredients do you like to add to your oatmeal?

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