My wife and kids love this healthy oatmeal recipe, we call “loaded oatmeal”. It is chocked full of extra nutrition and tastes great. What makes it “loaded”? I take oatmeal, which is semi-healthy, and add some healthy fats, extra fiber, fruit and lower-glycemic sugar so you have long-lasting energy to start your morning. A great side effect is keeping you regular.
We feel that quality ingredients are important with all our meals and this one is no exception. The ingredients listed below are mostly organic from a trusted source, Wildly Organic by Wilderness Family Naturals. We don’t shy away from good sources of fat either and this recipe for loaded oatmeal adds some great fats with chia seeds, hemp seeds, shredded coconut and coconut oil.
A note to breastfeeding mothers: this concoction is great for keeping up your milk supply. Oatmeal is one of the top foods for breastmilk production while many of the other ingredients are helpful as well.
Last but not least, here are the ingredients and how you put it all together:
- 2 cups Organic Oats (you can use any kind from instant to the kind that take 30 minute or more to cook, we use the gluten free organic version from https://www.bobsredmill.com/shop/oats.html)
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup of frozen organic blueberries (we sometimes substitute strawberries, raspberries, fresh blueberries or a mix)
- 2 Tbsp organic whole chia seeds (https://wildernessfamilynaturals.com/products/organic-chia-seeds-whole)
- 3 Tbsp organic hemp seeds
- ½ cup Just Raw Organic Walnuts https://wildernessfamilynaturals.com/products/raw-walnuts-certified-organic or Pecans https://wildernessfamilynaturals.com/products/nuts-raw-soaked-dried-certified-organic-pecans
- ½ Tsp Himalayan pink or sea salt (https://wildernessfamilynaturals.com/products/salt-himalayan-pink-crystal-salt-fine)
- ¼ cup Coconut sugar (https://wildernessfamilynaturals.com/products/coconut-sap-sugar-certified-organic)
- ¼ cup unsweetened organic coconut flakes (https://wildernessfamilynaturals.com/products/small-coconut-flakes)
- ¼ cup virgin coconut oil (https://wildernessfamilynaturals.com/products/cold-pressed-coconut-oil-certified-organic)
Make the oatmeal following the instructions on the package. The type we use takes about 10 minutes after the water starts boiling.
In a separate bowl, put all other ingredients to put in the finished oatmeal.
Once the oatmeal is cooked, add the ingredients and stir well. Taste to make sure it’s sweet enough for you (we like our lightly sweetened).
Wait for it to cool a bit if needed and eat a bowl with no guilt (unless you’re trying to avoid carbs).
If you like this recipe, check out this chocolate chia pudding recipe.