Protein Rich, Easy Oatmeal

(serves 8 - 1/2 cup serving size - about 9 grams of protein/half cup size if you include 3T of nut butter) by Linda Mahns

This is the recipe we did in my son's class today. It was a big, bit hit. It's a perfect breakfast for those that like hearty cereal-type breakfasts. It makes a great snack for the kids. Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup soaked and/or sprouted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk*
  • 2-3 Tbsp of your favorite raw nut butter (optional - or use some of the mash leftover from making nut milk)
  • 3 Tbsp raw honey or agave
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
Optional additions: Fresh or frozen berries, sliced peaches or pears or apples or bananas - you can add them to the food processor or put them on as a topping. It's great if you add the berries to the food processor, then you'll make a pink breakfast for your kids. They love those colors! Instructions: Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy like oatmeal. Serve as it is or add some fresh fruit (see Optional additions). This takes only minutes to make and the kids feel good about making something themselves that is so easy. Just supervise them because of the sharp blade in the food processor. Also, you want to make sure they go easy on some of the ingredients (like the honey and vanilla). *if you like your oatmeal to be a bit runny, please feel free to add more almond milk. You can also substitute filtered water for the almond milk if you'd like, but it certainly makes it creamy with it.
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