Updated: Oct 8, 2018
If you're looking for an easy, nutritious, delicious breakfast, you can't go wrong with oatmeal.
Make this the night before and wake up to the wonderful aroma of this nutritious, delicious, ready-to-eat breakfast. Easy to store and you can meal prep breakfast for the week! The oats, flax seed, apples, protein, and cinnamon make this a healthy power house breakfast that will keep you going all morning!
Side note: I use this to meal prep and travel to and from work. I am never without my healthy choices! If you live local in NH you can buy this meal prep bag at Integrity Health Coaching Centers in NH.
Servings: 7 (3/4-cup) servings
2 organic apples, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
1-1/2 cups almond milk
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar (or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener)
1-1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter
Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray.
Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 7 hours (slow cooker times can vary).
Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired.
Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well. To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup water or almond milk.
Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.
Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour.
Nutritional Info (per 3/4 cup serving): 149 calories, 3.6g fat, 27.3g carbs, 3.9g fiber, 4.9g protein; Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 4 pts
I made some changes to this recipe to suit my needs better but to give credit to the original recipe I found it here