So last January, I shared my recipe for Healthy Oats + Berries with you all. While I still make that recipe occasionally, what I really am digging right now is steel-cut oats with cinnamon. Here’s why…
See, I’ve been on a Cheerios with a banana kick for quite some time. I love it. But, lately, like many people, I absolutely over-indulged around the holidays – mainly in the sugar department. Which is my weakness. It’s not the fatty foods, it’s not the salty snacks. It’s the sugar for me. The more I eat of it, the more I want. I know that in order to get off of my “sugar high,” I have to scale back. Or else it will spiral out of control and cause headaches and blood sugar spikes + drops that I’ve experienced several times in my life. I’m not Diabetic, no (and yes, I’ve been tested). I just binge on sugar sometimes and it really can cause some problems.
I don’t like to think of “New Year’s resolutions.” They seem stressful and unrealistic. But what I am into is being more cognizant of a few things – with this year including being more aware of the amount of sugar that I’m eating. I’ve already bought Sarah Wilson’s popular book, I Quit Sugar, to start educating myself on smarter alternatives.
I wanted to share this year’s updated version of my oatmeal with you here today. The berry compote that I added to my oats in last year’s post is uh-mazing and looks super pretty, but it’s loaded with sugar. Good sugar, but – sugar – nonetheless. And I already add honey – which is a natural sweetener. By taking the fruit out of the recipe and adding a few sprinkles of cinnamon, I’m adding great flavor without the sugar. Plus, cinnamon actually helps stabilize blood sugar. Which is great around 10:30 AM.
HEALTHY + EASY OATMEAL WITH CINNAMON RECIPE:
– 1/4 cup steel cut oats
– 1 cup almond milk (reduced sugar)
– 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
– 2 tbsp. honey
– a few sprinkles of cinnamon
Combine oats + almond milk + flaxseed, heat on medium high until boiling. Reduce + simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat add a few sprinkles of cinnamon.
I would love to hear from you! What are your favorite healthy, go-to breakfast recipes?