I love breakfast! Being one of the most important meals of the day, there is no excuse to skimp. This oatmeal is tasty and can be made fairly quickly for those without a lot of morning time.
Tasty and nourishing is what is key.
I made mine with a blend of gluten-free rolled oats and steel cut oat groats. Full of nourishing fiber to keep you fuller longer!.
Sweetened with a tad maple syrup, full of antioxidants compared to regular sugar and is a low-glycemic sweetener ! Mixed with some unsweetened vanilla almond milk to give a little extra flavor.
I spiced it up with cinnamon, which is good for the metabolism, and tasty nutmeg. Topped with pumpkin seeds which are full of nourishing zinc (great for the skin!), and goji berries-teeming with antioxidants, and a few hemp seeds, which are an awesome source of omega-3’s.
Pumpkin and Goji Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/4 cup steel cut oat groats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (plus more for cooling the oatmeal)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 1/2 small banana
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp goji berries
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
Mix rolled oats and steel cut oat groats together. Add vanilla almond milk. Microwave for 3 minutes. Make sure to watch to microwave to make sure the oatmeal doesn’t over flow.
Add maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until combined. Add extra almond milk until desired consistency.
Slice banana into small “banana coins” and add to oatmeal. Add pumpkin seeds, goji berries, and hemp seeds.