It’s officially almost the weekend, well, at least halfway through! On both Saturday and Sunday, I take the time to make a homemade hearty breakfast for my husband and I, giving us both time to catch up and enjoy each others company. I try to make healthier options for us and get creative in the process, which has actually become fun for me!
Coconut oil is a healthy fat that contains medium chain triglycerides, which are a great source of natural energy – especially in the morning. You can add coconut oil to oatmeal, smoothies, fry eggs, or even mix in with coffee for an additional boost.
Oatmeal was always a staple for me growing up and I still enjoy eating it for breakfast. Plain oats can get boring, so this morning I decided to spice it up with steamed apples with coconut oil and cinnamon – yum! Quaker oats now have gluten-free quick oats, which have been amazing to add into my gluten-free diet.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Quaker Gluten Free Oats
1 Tablespoon Kelapo Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Maple Syrup, to taste
- Cut apples into cubes and place in a bowl with ¼ cup water. Heat in microwave for approximately 2 minutes or until apples are to desired softness. Drain water and add in coconut oil and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
- Make desired amount of oatmeal per package directions. Once finished, portion out oats into separate bowls for each person.
- Top oatmeal with steamed apples and sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if needed.
- Pour desired amount of maple syrup over top and enjoy!
This recipe has also been a staple of mine during my pregnancy and I absolutely love to make this frittata with it for a source of protein!
Do you have a favorite way of dressing up your oats?