Don’t you ever want to have apple crisp for breakfast? Don’t lie. I know I’m…
What do you get when you mash together carrot cake, apple spice cake, and a pina colada?
Morning glory oats!
Initially that may all sound a bit strange and as though there’s too much going on but it magically all comes together as one glorious concoction.
Last week a friend asked me what some of my “go-to” dinner recipes are. I just stared at her with a lot of “umms” and “ahhs” and “well…..s” coming out of my mouth. I couldn’t think of anything. Not even one recipe! I couldn’t think of anything that I make over and over again. I figured I was just drawing a blank and missing something obvious. So I went home and asked my husband the same thing.
“You don’t have any go-tos” he said.
Wow, what I have is a problem. Or is it a blessing? There are just so many amazing, wonderful flavours out there in the world, I’m always dreaming up new ways of enjoying them.
Yesterday I was doing some work on the back end of the blog and discovered that I have 38 breakfast recipes (+ 25 more in an e-book). If you haven’t figured out yet, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! And each time I make a new recipe, I’m convinced it’s my favourite and that I’ll make it over and over again….. then my attention deficit for food takes over and I’m back to dreaming up new recipes, like these morning glory oats!
why it’s a smart choice
Most North Americans are fibre-deprived. This results in a sluggish colon, which can then cause a downward spiral of constipation, straining, hemorrhoids, diverticuli, diverticulitis, etc. How fun does that sound? In short, when people don’t get enough fibre, it can really decrease quality of life!
This recipe provides 7g of fibre, or roughly 1/4 of the recommended amount for women and 1/5 the recommended amount for men. To bump up the fibre more, sprinkle 1 tbsp of ground flax (2g fibre) or 1 tbsp psyllium (4g fibre) to each bowl.
If you give this recipe a go, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram! I’d love to see your creations!
morning glory oats
- 3 cups regular or quick cooking oats
- 4 cups water
- 1 370 ml or 12.5 oz can evaporated milk
- 1 398 ml or 14 oz can pineapple chunks in pineapple juice
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 large carrots shredded
- 1 apple shredded
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla powder or 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup walnut or other nuts, chopped
- ⅔ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- ⅔ cup raisins
- In a large pot add the oats, water, milk, pineapple chunks (including the juice), and brown sugar.
- Heat over medium, stirring frequently, until the oats are swollen and cooked.
- Stir in the carrots, apple, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, walnuts, coconut, and raisins.
- This recipe makes a big pot of oatmeal!
Calories: 360| Fat: 16g | Carbs: 48g | Fibre: 7g | Sugar: 18g | Protein: 10g
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