If you're looking for an easy, nutritious, delicious breakfast, you can't go wrong with oatmeal.
Make this the night before and wake up to the wonderful aroma of this nutritious, delicious, ready-to-eat breakfast. Easy to store and you can meal prep breakfast for the week! The oats, flax seed, apples, protein, and cinnamon make this a healthy power house breakfast that will keep you going all morning!
Side note: I use this to meal prep and travel to and from work. I am never without my healthy choices! If you live local in NH you can buy this meal prep bag at Integrity Health Coaching Centers in NH.
Servings: 7 (3/4-cup) servings
2 organic apples, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
1-1/2 cups almond milk
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar (or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener)
1-1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter
Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray.
Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 7 hours (slow cooker times can vary).
Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired.
Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well. To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup water or almond milk.
Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.
Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour.
Nutritional Info (per 3/4 cup serving): 149 calories, 3.6g fat, 27.3g carbs, 3.9g fiber, 4.9g protein; Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 4 pts