During the school year, I would get up early and make my boys oatmeal cooked with milk, cinnamon and a little bit of brown sugar. I used milk instead of water to add protein and also because it tastes so good. So good that I would end up eating a lot of it.
Sugar is my downfall so I’m always looking for recipes that call for low or no sugar. I am in love with Califia Coconut Almond Milk (no one is paying me to say this!). It’s delicious in place of milk and has no added sugar. I’ve been experimenting with new breakfast recipes for a while now and this one with the Califia is my favorite. Plus, I make it in the microwave so it’s easy.
I like Trader Joe’s quick cook steel cut oats because who has time to cook regular steel cut oats on a busy morning? (I have yet to make steel cut oats overnight in the slow cooker without burning them.)
Add 1/4 cup quick-cook steel cut oats to a medium size microwave-safe bowl. Add a shake of cinnamon (about an 1/8 teaspoon) and a pinch of salt.
Add 3/4 cup Califia Coconut Almond Milk to the bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Watch to make sure it doesn’t boil over.
Remove from microwave, stir and microwave for 2 more minutes. Stir again and let cool.
Serve with any fruit that you’d like. My morning ritual is to mash a banana into the oatmeal while it’s still warm and add a dollop of almond butter. The banana adds sweetness and the almond butter adds a little protein. It’s delicious with raspberries, too. Enjoy!