There is nothing quite like waking up to a warm bowl of oatmeal on a cold fall morning. Every time I take the last bite of my oats, my heart  breaks a little and I already start thinking about diving in the next morning. Not only is oatmeal high in fiber and helps maintain a healthy digestive system, it is also anti-inflammatory and packed with protein. Oatmeal is an effective way to power your morning, and keep you feeling satisfied longer.

Liz Miller

1. Caramel Apple Oatmeal

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 medium apples
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2.5 tablespoon honey
  • Optional Toppings: cinnamon walnuts chopped apple
Liz Miller
Liz Miller

Step 1

In a medium saucepan, add apples, honey, cinnamon, and salt. On medium-low heat, bring mixture to a simmer. Let simmer until mixture thickens and apples have softened.

Step 2

In a separate pot, add oats, almond milk, dates, and ground flaxseed. Bring almond milk to a boil.

Step 3

Let simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until oats are tender. Top with cooked apple mixture and fresh apple slices, walnuts, or cinnamon.

2. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • chopped walnuts optional
Liz Miller
Liz Miller

Step 1

Combine oats, almond milk, honey, and spices in bowl and place in microwave.

Step 2

Cook on high for 2-3 minutes, or until oats are tender. Top with fresh cinnamon and chopped walnuts.

3. Spiced Fig Walnut Oatmeal

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 figs
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • cinnamon optional
  • fresh figs optional
  • almond butter optional
Liz Miller
Liz Miller

Step 1

In small pot, bring almond milk to a boil. Once boiling, add oats, figs, honey, and spices and stir.

Step 2

Let simmer for about 5 minutes until oats are tender, then add in chopped walnuts.

Step 3

Serve with sprinkle of cinnamon, almond butter, and fresh fig slices.

4. Maple Pecan Oatmeal

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon divided
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Liz Miller
Liz Miller

Step 1

Combine 3/4 cup oats, 1 1/2 cups almond milk, 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in bowl and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.

Step 2

To make a pecan topping, add 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to medium saucepan. Warm on medium-low for about 1 minute, and add in pecans. Toast pecans for 2 minutes.

5. Sweet Potato Almond Butter Oatmeal

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:35 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • sliced banana optional
  • chia seeds optional
  • cinnamon optional
Liz Miller
Liz Miller

Step 1

Roast sweet potato on 400ºF for 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potato is tender. Let cool and mash.

Step 2

In a small pot, bring almond milk to boil. Once boiling, add oats, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Let simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

When oats are tender and liquid is absorbed, add in smashed sweet potato. Stir in almond butter.

Step 4

Top with sliced bananas, chia seeds, and fresh cinnamon.

#SpoonTip: For an added source of protein, mix two egg whites into the oatmeal mixture while on the stovetop after the oats have absorbed most of the liquid. Cook for about four more minutes until all of the liquid has been absorbed, and oats appear thick and creamy.