Wednesday, April 25, 2012

recipe wednesday: cinnamon roll oats

i made this recipe a while back, when i was on an oatmeal kick. i realized that too much of any good thing, isn't so good... so, i cut back on my oatmeal intake. i do still enjoy a nice big bowl of oats though every now and then. 

for those of you who don't like oats, give them another chance. i promise, you can dress them up, and they don't even taste like oats. 

without further ado...

cinnamon roll oats - what you need:

30 g whole rolled {or quick} oats
a dash of cinnamon
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup almond milk 
1 tsp vanilla 
1 T nut butter {i used peanut butter}

blend your banana, cinnamon, almond milk, vanilla, and nut butter in a blender or food processor {i only have a blender, and it works fine}. i use chocolate covered katies voluminous oatmeal trick to have my oats ready to go in the morning. all you have to do is add your oats to a measuring cup, add more water than usual, with a pinch of salt. microwave for about 1.5 minutes and put in fridge until morning. it is easy to do right before bed, and let's you sleep in a little longer in the morning. you can always quickly microwave your oats in the morning to take the chill off. 

pour your healthy cream mixture on to your oats and sprinkle with more cinnamon. enjoy! 

i think these would also be great using rice or quinoa, if oats aren't your cup of tea. i have been eating a lot of rice lately, because it agrees with my stomach more than oats, so it's worth a try. husband also bought a rice cooker recently, so expect lots of delicious rice recipes coming up! 

tommy and i went to the jazz vs. suns games last night. it was so much fun, and the jazz are going to the playoffs!! also, my legs are starting to recover from running 13.1 miles on saturday :)

love, kbn

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