I mostly love this oatmeal, cinnamon, raisins and apple situation because it looks like confetti. In a weird, healthy, edible, non-paper confetti type of way. Kind of. No? Ok, moving on.
The toppings for this oatmeal (apples, raisins, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds and cinnamon) really make this otherwise bland breakfast a warming and filling option (although this particular recipe is served cold cinnamon makes things feel warm I think). Cinnamon, oats and apple help stabilize your blood sugar, which can help you get through a hectic morning without having any food breakdowns. You know, the type of breakdowns where you end up at the side of a drive thru window before 11am and order half the menu for $2.43. No judgment here though, I get it. But I promise those all too familiar situations can be avoided with a little preparation. This oatmeal can be prepared the night before a busy morning for a nice grab-n-go option in the AM. Food breakdown averted.
Filling, warming, blood stabilizing and with a sweet kick from the raisins… I’m in, I hope you are too.
APPLE CINNAMON OVERNIGHT OATS
- 1 cup old fashion oats
- 2 cups almond milk or water
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 apple diced
- 1 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 2 Tablespoons raisins
- 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds
- Place 1 cup of oats, 2 cups almond milk (or water), 1 Tablespoon maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon in a glass jar or container. Mix well and cover.
- Store in refrigerator overnight.
- When ready to serve top with diced apple, sunflower seeds, raisins, sliced almonds and a pinch of cinnamon. Enjoy!