I have been enjoying overnight oats for several months now and I love the heartiness of the breakfast and the fact that the oats keep me full longer than any other breakfast I eat. I have tried a few times to make warm oats and every attempt has ended in failure. I tried the microwave…disgusting! I tried the stove…disgusting. I could not figure out what I was doing wrong…too much liquid, too little liquid, cooking too long, cooking not long enough…the list goes on.
This morning I wanted to try again to make a bowl of warm oats. The chilly temps have left me longing for a warm breakfast in the morning. I started by combining 2/3 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in a sauce pan on the stove. I boiled the liquid and then stirred in 1/3 c. quick oats. I stirred those in and let them simmer for about 1 minute. Then I added a heaping spoonful of canned pumpkin and stirred that together until everything was warmed through. I poured the oats into a bowl and added a heaping spoonful of Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter.
The result was DELICIOUS! I am so proud of myself for finally making a bowl of edible oats!! I was impressed with how quickly the bowl came together and hope that I can make these during the week when I have to work. I ate every bite of the oats!!
Plans for the rest of the day include Halloween crafts with the girls, a trip to the library and lots of laundry. I love not working on Fridays, it’s a great day at home with my girls.
What are your plans for today/the weekend?