Breakfast Bowls To Start Your Day

Catherine Perez, MS, RD

Connecticut

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Cardamom Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS 1⁄2 cup quick oats 1 tbsp ground flaxseed 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon Pinch of cardamom Pinch of salt, to taste

1 cup almond milk 1 mashed banana

METHOD

Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Allow mixture to thicken for at least 3 minutes before removing from heat. Pour into bowl and top as desired.

Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS

1⁄3 cup steel-cut oats

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

1⁄2 tsp cinnamon 1⁄4 tsp ginger

2 tbsp chopped dried apple or 1⁄2 fresh apple, diced

1 ripe banana, mashed Pinch of salt 1 & 1⁄4 cups unsweetened almond milk

Apple Topping

1⁄2 fresh apple Pinch of salt Pinch of cinnamon 1 tsp maple syrup

METHOD

  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a low to medium heat to simmer.

  • With a spoon or spatula, stir as it cooks, about 3 minutes.

  • Remove from stovetop and top oatmeal as desired.

  • For extra apple flavor, take an apple and thinly slice it. Add slices to a pan and bring to a low to medium heat. As apples cook and soften, add 1 tsp maple syrup, a pinch of cinnamon, a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp water. Allow apples to cook and brown until completely soft, then serve over oatmeal.

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