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Amazing Oatmeal is adapted from Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious.
The original recipe calls for pumpkin, which I rarely buy, but I almost always have sweet potatoes so I puree some of these. I also add flaxseeds, which are a superfood, and don't alter the flavor. I've just recently started sweetening with date paste instead of sugar. Date paste has a similar flavor to the brown sugar in the original recipe. Date paste is super easy and quick to make. Check it out here.
Get the low down on the health benefits of oats here.
Gather all your ingredients. I keep a box of all my baking supplies, including oats, in my pantry to speed up the process.
I like to mix everything in a batter bowl, then microwave and store the leftovers all in this bowl. This one is from Pampered Chef but there are other brands available on Amazon.
Amazing Oatmeal Recipe
Serves 4 - 6
- 2 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 cups milk (any kind)
- 1 cup date paste (or 1/2 cup coconut or brown sugar)
- 1/2 cup sweet potato puree (or pumpkin)
- 2 Tbsp flaxseed, ground
- 2 heaping tsp peanut butter (containing only peanuts and salt)
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe container and cook for 2 minutes. Then stir and cook for another 1 - 2 minutes.
Or - mix milk, date paste, sweet potato, and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Then stir in remaining ingredients, except peanut butter. Reduce heat and simmer 2-3 minutes. Melt in the peanut butter.
Serve as is, or top with fruit or nuts.
What is your favorite way to eat oatmeal?
Don't forget that health happens at home,