From the Kind Kitchen: Recipe for Power Oaties
Recently I have been on the hunt for compassionate recipes that are good for the planet, my family, and the animals (that also happen to taste fantastic). I have tried many recipes - some good, some terrible, and some that were so good I had experiment and create some variations.
Not too long ago, my dear friend Brittny invited me and my son over to her house for a playdate with her daughter. About an hour into our rendezvous, Brittny offered us a snack: oatmeal.
Now, please don’t click out of this recipe just yet! Most people think of oatmeal as that mush that comes prepackaged, has a bland flavor, and is less than exciting. I would have to agree. I was not a huge fan of oatmeal before Brittny introduced me to her method that makes it one of the most simple, delicious, and easy recipes that my taste buds ever laid eyes on (if my taste buds had eyes that is). Such a simple boring dish instantly becomes a powerhouse of flavor and nutrition if the right ingredients are added. Brittny’s oatmeal was a revolution for me. I went home and instantly started working on my own version of this oatmeal (still using most of the ingredients she uses).
Check out this cruelty-free Power Oaties recipe below! Always remember to help out our animal friends and the planet by choosing to eat kindly!
A slight variation on an original recipe by Brittny Hopwood
-Recipe feeds two people
Rolled oats (1 cup)
Almond milk (1 ½- 2 cups)
Organic maple syrup (1 Tablespoon)
Vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon)
Organic Peanut Butter (1 Tablespoon)
*Maca Root Powder (1/2-1 teaspoon) *optional
*Brown sugar (1 teaspoon)
Cinnamon (1 Tablespoon)
Favorite fruit, e.g. blueberries, bananas, apples (as much as you want!)
-Heat almond milk in a sauce pan on medium heat.
-Add vanilla extract, maca root powder, and maple syrup to almond milk and stir until maca powder is mostly dissolved.
-Heat until mixture first starts to boil and then remove from heat.
-Add rolled oats and stir.
-When the oats become soft from almond milk mixture, add peanut butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir well.
-Pour oatmeal into bowls for serving.
-Add favorite fruit (bananas are a personal favorite).