It’s obvious I’m a lover of oatmeal. (Just check out my Instagram feed) Some say it’s old people food. Old people food?? No way! Well, maybe if it was plain oats and water … so very ho hum. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
You could have a bowl of oatmeal every day for a year and have something different every morning. It can be sweet, savory, creamy, crunchy, sinful, or the healthiest bowl known to man.
The recipe listed below is exactly how I made my oatmeal this morning. These are technically “proats” (protein oatmeal, addition of protein powder, etc), but you could sub some vanilla extract and lessen the milk by 1/4C or so … Either way, it’s a delightful and slightly luxurious way to start the day. 😉
cherry vanilla almond oatmeal:
Points Per Serving: 7pp
1/4C quick oats
1T chia seeds
3/4C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3T liquid egg whites (optional, but HIGHLY recommended! The creamiest oats ever, promise 😉 )
1/4-1/2t almond extract (depending on how “almondy” you like it 😉 I did 1/2t)
1/2 banana, melted*
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder** (I use Designer Whey Women’s Vanilla)
3-4 cherries, halved (fresh or frozen)
1T sliced almonds
*To melt the banana, place sliced banana in a microwave safe bowl and cook for :30-:45 seconds until “melted”
**No protein powder? No worries! Just add 1/2t vanilla extract and only start with 1/2C of milk. Add more if needed.
•In a bowl, add everything EXCEPT for the cherries and sliced almonds.
•Place in the microwave and cook for 1:30 on High.
•Stir the oats until all is combined and oh so fluffy 🙂
•Top with cherries and sliced almonds.
•Take in all its beauty, then dig in 😉