Oatmeal can be such a quick nourishing breakfast, especially when properly prepared.
1 Cup thick rolled oats, or steel cut oats
2 Cups filtered water (or 3 if using steel cut oats)
1 Tbs. whey or lemon juice
Toppings for each serving (about ¾ Cup):
1-2 Tbs. grass-fed butter or extra virgin coconut oil
2 Tbs. grass-fed cream (optional)
2 tsp. (or to taste) sweetener; pure maple syrup, raw honey, coconut sugar, etc…
1 T. crispy nuts; almond, walnuts, pecans, etc…
1-2 Tbs. fresh seasonal fruit, diced, or dried fruit such as raisins, dried apricot or dried coconut
¼ tsp. powdered cinnamon
2 Tsp. freshly ground flax seeds or chia seeds
(These toppings are optional and the choices are endless, get creative!)
Place all ingredients in a stainless steel pot, leave overnight on stovetop. In the morning, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low covered, stir every minute as it thickens to prevent sticking. This should take only about 5 minutes. If using steel cut oats, it may take a little longer.
Serve hot with optional toppings.
You can make a big batch at a time and re-heat portion sizes daily for breakfast (this is great for school aged kids or a quick breakfast). Should last for about 5 days stored in fridge.