Alright, my favorite vegetable of the moment is SWEET POTATOES! I am falling more and more in love with these guys. Want a salty snack? Whip up some sweet potato fries or sweet potato chips. Want something sweet? Make a dessert sweet potato casserole or MAKE THIS OATMEAL. There’s just so much you can do with this scrumptious veggie, so it is quickly becoming my favorite of the moment. Not only is it super versatile in terms of what it lends itself to, it’s also ridiculously good for you.
Seriously, you can’t go wrong with these yummy yams! Alright, so let’s get to this oatmeal. As everyone knows who has even visited my blog once, I am obsessed with cramming as many veggies into meals as humanly possible. My newest way to sneak some veggies into a dish that you wouldn’t normally think about adding veggies to is this sweet potato oatmeal. Oh my gosh, it is so good, and of course super good of you too! It makes for an awesomely filling breakfast that is an absolute treat to start your day with. Are you sold yet? Trust me, you gotta try this stuff!
SWEET POTATO OATMEAL
- 1 small/medium sweet potato
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup plain almond milk
- 1 tsp. raw honey
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- A dash of nutmeg
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- raisins and chopped pecans for topping
1.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel your sweet potato and cut into small pieces. Place on the baking sheet and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes until tender.
2.) When the potatoes have about 10-15 minutes left to bake, put your oatmeal and water in a sauce pan and simmer over low/medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the water is absorbed in the oats. Remove from heat and add the chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey.
3.) When the sweet potatoes are done baking, place them in a bowl and mash them up with a fork.
4.) Add the sweet potatoes to the oatmeal and stir to combine all the ingredients.
5.) Transfer to a bowl and pour the almond milk over the oatmeal mixture. Top with pecans and raisins, if desired.
Now get ready for an amazingly yummy and healthy breakfast that will definitely leave you satisfied!