Oatmeal is a great breakfast to customise for the fourth of July. All you have to do is use red and blue toppings (and maybe a white topping too).
I love my sweet cinnamon oatmeals. Usually, I make them as maple-cinnamon, but in these pictures, they’re date-cinnamon as I used a date syrup. I will suggest that a lighter coloured syrup, such as maple and agave, or sugar would be better in order to maintain the light colour of the oatmeal. Also, smooth oat porridges tend to have a lighter final colour than larger oats.
This sweet-cinnamon oatmeal contains vitamin A, thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin (vitamin B-2), niacin (vitamin B-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5) pyridoxamine (vitamin B-6), biotin (vitamin B-7), folate (vitamin B-9), cobalamin (vitamin B-12) vitamin C, ergocalciferol (vitamin D-2), vitamin E, vitamin K, copper, calcium, choline, chromium, magnesium, molybdenum, manganese, zinc, iron, potassium, phosphorus, phytosterols, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, selenium and fibre. A description of these nutrients and their various roles in the body can be found in the Nutrient Index.
Super Smooth Porridge Oats
Date Syrup (1tsp), Maple Syrup, Agave Syrup or Sugar
Strawberries or Raspberries, sliced
Shredded/Shaved Coconut or Coconut Chips (optional)
Banana, sliced (optional)
Chia Seeds (optional)
Sesame Seeds (optional)
Using a Microwave
- In a bowl, combine the oats, almond milk, sweetener of choice and cinnamon making the mixture a bit lighter than the final consistency you wish to achieve.
- Heat in the microwave a 700W+ for 1.5 minutes.
- Once the time has elapsed, give the oats a stir and return the bowl to the microwave for 2mins (+/- 1min depending the on quantity of oats).
- Give the oatmeal a final stir and add a tablespoon or two of water to loosen it up a bit if it is too thick.
- Top with your chosen red berries, blueberries and optional ingredients.
Using a Stove
- Combine the oats and almond milk in a pot and heat up on low-med heat stirring occassionally.
- Add more almond milk (or water) to achieve your chosen texture and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in the cinnamon and sweetener of choice during the last minute of cooking.
- Dish into a bowl and decorate with your chosen berries and optional ingredients.
If you try the recipe, upload a picture of it to Instagram with the hashtag #lickyourplaterecipe so I can have a look at and like it.