Are you looking for an easy, healthy, and tasty breakfast idea? This one’s a gem! It’s great for losing the baby weight and feeding your babies.
When I first found this recipe, I thought, “No way!” There’s no way I’m going to like this. But, I was dead wrong. This seriously is a best kept secret.
DO NOT judge this recipe by its simplicity (unless you like simplicity, that is). These oats are so easy and so tasty.
Go for the plain and simple dried fruit whenever possible. You have to be careful and look on the label to make sure the only ingredient is “raisins” or “cranberries.” Cranberries can be really hard to find without sugar…and kind of tart…so, sometimes, I just get the ones with sugar (shhhhh!!!! that’s a secret too!).
Here’s a run-down on just how easy this is:
1) Get out your ingredients
2) Throw them into a pan
3) Add water and cover
4) Go to bed, wake up, heat and eat!
Transition Note: If you are transitioning to a more healthy lifestyle, you might want to use cranberries with added sugar. I don’t typically recommend anything with added sugar. However, it’s all relative. If you would typically eat a muffin or a doughnut, some sweetened cranberries with oatmeal will be a step in the right direction.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, currants, cherries)
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds or ground flax seed
- Before going to bed, mix the oats, fruit, and seeds in a pan. Cover with water. Water should be ½ inch above the oats. Cover and let sit overnight in a cool, dry place.
- In the morning, heat and serve. Or eat cold. If they are not moist enough, simply add more water.