Not craving a sugary breakfast? Warm up with a creamy ricotta oatmeal.
Who says oatmeal has to be sweet?
I know, I know. It submitted my last blog post in August. AUGUST! That’s insane. Many things are to blame for my absence, but the main reason is that I’m no longer doing Weight Watchers. Of course, I still like to find out the points for a particular item, but I wasn’t quite sure how to change directions with my blog. It is my baby after all and I wanted to do it the right way. Plus, this is my 100th post! Woah!
After “tracking” on my own and approaching a lifestyle of cleaner/balanced eating (because you know I love my craft beer!), I’ve continued to lose weight and gain a better appreciation for my body. So moving forward, I’ll have the nutrition information for each recipe for those to calculate whatever they need (i.e. WW smart points, WW points plus, IIFYM, Keto). With that said, I hope my fellow (weight watcher) followers will stick around and still find some inspiration somewhere in my posts.
Now that we’ve caught up, lets dive right in to this savory bowl of goodness!
I’ve made this several times lately because the mornings have been so frigid. This never fails to warm me up on those mornings I’d rather have something savory instead of sweet. (It’s rare, but it happens). Oatmeal doesn’t have to be drowning in honey or filled with sugar to taste good. Plus, starting your day with a meal low in sugar sets you up for success the rest of the day!
I also love to top it with a runny egg, avocado, and even some organic baby tomatoes. They’re just sooo cute! Oh! and if you have bacon, crumble a strip or two on top to take it to the next level.
Now I wish I had bacon …
You could easily double the recipe if feeding more than yourself. Aaaaand, feel free to try a different cheese. Blue cheese would be amazing (especially when adding bacon)! … Or try adding cream cheese and topping it with smoked salmon, red onion and capers. I’m thinking brunch! 🙂 Let me know what you try!
• 1 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
• 1/2 cup quick oats
• 1 tsp chia seeds
• 2 tbsp whole milk ricotta
• salt, to taste
• pepper, to taste
• In a small sauce pan, heat milk on medium until hot.
• Stir in the oats and chia seeds.
• When oatmeal starts to bubble/boil, remove from heat and stir in the ricotta.
• Add salt and pepper to taste.
• Pour into a bowl and garnish with parsley (optional) and red pepper flake (optional).
• Serve immediately.
Additional toppings: runny egg. avocado. bacon. tomatoes as I’ve done in the photos.
Nutrition Facts (oatmeal only):