Homemade oatmeal is the ideal meal to provide optimal energy to fuel you through the day. Here is my step-by-step process to preparing a homemade oatmeal breakfast that is jam packed with taste. Be creative and add your own twist to enjoy a variety of flavors.
To start off, I get a gallon-sized storage container and mix in bulk to minimize my prep time in the future.
Combine 2 parts oats to 1 part granola.
Add in almonds, raisins, dates, and chia seeds.
Close container and shake, roll, and spin it to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
At meal time:
Scoop 1 cup of the mixture into a microwave-safe bowl.
Stir in a raw egg and just enough milk for the mix to be saturated. Should be about 4oz milk.
Top with a handful of berries, peaches, cherries, sliced banana, or any other fruit you think would be tasty. I like to stir my fruit into the oatmeal so the juices mix and soak into the oats.
Microwave for 2-1/2 minutes, or until desired consistency is met.
How to make
There are a variety of ways to customize this easy meal.
Experiment with different fruit toppings: banana, apple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, mango, kiwi, and pineapple are all great options.
To make it lighter, substitute the milk for water and save 50 calories, 1 g fat, 6 g carbs, and 4 g protein.
Omit the egg and save 70 calories, 5 g fat, and 6 g protein.
Add a scoop of protein powder to increase your protein intake.
Oatmeal can also be mixed in advance and chilled in the fridge overnight. The oats will soak up the liquid to reach their optimal saturation.
per 1 cup serving
- calories: 580
- fat: 18 g
- saturated fat: 3 g
- carbohydrates: 82 g
- fiber: 13 g
- sugar: 26 g
- added sugar: 4 g
- protein: 23 g
For premixing a gallon container:
(8) cups quick oats
(1) cup sliced almonds
(1) cup seedless raisins
(1) cup chopped dates in oat flour
(1/3) cup chia seeds
At meal time:
(1/2) cup quick oats
(1) tbsp sliced almonds
(1) tbsp seedless raisins
(1) tbsp chopped dates in oat flour
(1) tsp chia seeds
(1) large egg
(4) oz 1% low-fat milk