I’ve been trying to eliminate more processed food from my diet and figured one easy way I could do that was to stop eating the packs of instant oatmeal I have for breakfast at my desk each day. While they are certainly a better choice for breakfast than a bagel or heavy sandwich, there is still a lot of added sugar. In fact, sugar is the second ingredient listed on the package – NOT good! I figured I would be much better off making my own breakfast. While I love cooking oatmeal in my crockpot, it can get messy and I don’t love having to clean a crockpot every day. I have been seeing a lot of people on Twitter do overnight oats and I thought I’d give it a shot.
My (very simple) process:
1/2 c Steel Cut Oats (I got mine from Trader Joes and you should too!)
1/2 c 1% milk
a VERY generous serving of cinnamon (I love the stuff)
1 ts brown sugar
I stir all the ingredients together in a tupperware container and then stuck it in the fridge. When I got back from my morning run, I had a delicious and nutritious oatmeal-like breakfast that kept me full until lunchtime. If you are often short on time, but tired of eating packaged oatmeal, I highly recommend overnight oats!
What is your go to breakfast choice?