Dutch loves oatmeal. He must get it from me, because I’m a fan too. As a child my Mom prepared the most delicious oatmeal with only a little butter, brown sugar, and milk… I can almost taste it now. In searching for a healthier alternative to sugar, I developed this recipe which is always sure to please. I prepare it at least 3 times a week. Maybe what Dutch loves the most about oatmeal is that we always eat it together, out of the same bowl. I’m not sure how we developed this habit, but it seems to make the experience special for Dutch.
Let’s talk nutrition briefly. Did I mention oats are super good for you? They’re rich in fiber and protein, and very filling. When Dutch was eating a primarily vegetarian diet, oatmeal was my go to protein source for him. We ate it just about every day. Here is an interesting fact sheet all about oats from the USDA. Also, chia seeds are known to contain fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and minerals. (American Society For Nutrition)
Oatmeal with Coconut and Chia
1 C Water
1/3 C Coach’s Oats
1 Tbsp Butter
1/4 C Granola
2 Tbsp Shredded Coconut
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Agave
- Boil water in a medium saucepan over the stove.
- Pour in oats, stir, and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 minute.
- Pour oatmeal in a bowl and top with butter, granola, coconut, chia seeds and agave. Stir and enjoy!
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