I often motivate myself to get out of bed in the mornings with plans about what I am going to eat for breakfast. While I don’t often have a lot of time in the AM, I have developed an arsenal of quick breakfast recipes that are quick, delicious and easy.
Oatmeal has been one of my favourite breakfast foods for a number of years. It is delicious, healthy and filling – a total winner in my book. Recently though I decided to up my oatmeal game. Combined with one of my favourite superfoods chia seeds, lightly sweetened with some raw honey and topped with fruit (blueberries are my favourite) and a drizzle of almond butter, it may be super simple but hot chia oats is my new breakfast obsession.
You can make this recipe two ways – you can combine the ingredients in a jar or bowl the night before and store it in the refrigerator as a ready to eat cold breakfast the next morning, but my favourite way is to make it hot. There is something comforting and nourishing about a hot breakfast (especially oatmeal) in the morning and this hot chia oats dish tastes indulgent but is filled with nourishing and nutritious ingredients. Love! Love! Love!
Hot Chia Oats (serves 1)
1/4 cup of oats
1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or whichever type of milk you prefer)
1 teaspoon of raw honey or maple syrup (you can adjust the sweetness to your own taste)
pinch of cinnamon
Combine everything but the honey in a small pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally
Once the chia oat mixture starts to boil, remove from heat and stir in the raw honey (if using maple syrup, you can add it in while the oatmeal is still on the heat)
Top with fruit and your favourite nut butter
I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS