Breakfast creations don’t have to be complicated to be delicious. It’s all about using real, whole ingredients that bring out incredible flavors and offer up nourishing nutrients in every bite. *cue the recipe below for this beautiful combo of blueberry peach healthy breakfast oats.
It’s easy to warm up a serving of organic oats on the stove and get creative with the toppings you have on hand. This particular combo of blueberries, peaches & maple syrup seems to be one of those combos I just keep coming back to, so I figured it’s about time for me to share the recipe with you.
What you’ll need:
steel cut oats, frozen peaches, fresh blueberries, ghee, almond milk, and maple syrups.
I also used a small sprinkle of hemp seeds and chopped organic almonds this time around to add a little extra crunch. Recipe makes 2 servings.
*you should know – oats are easily contaminated with gluten because they’re typically farmed, hauled and processed near other gluten containing grains. So for me, it’s important to seek out *certified gluten-free oats to ensure I don’t suffer the consequences of getting “glutened” later in the day.
A brand I’ve found and love to use is “Arrowhead Mills”. They’re steel cut oats are certified gluten-free and also organic, which means they weren’t sprayed with harmful pesticides either. WIN. WIN.
Here’s a visual of the ingredients I used. But, you don’t have to use the same brands in order for it to taste delicious. Just pay attention to the ingredients. The simpler, the better.
From left to right: ‘Organic Valley’ Pasture Raised Ghee, ‘Arrowhead Mills’ organic & gluten free steel cut oats (I removed them from their packaging and dumped them into a large 64 ounce glass mason jar for easy storage), ‘Shady Maple Farms’ 100% pure, organic maple syrup, ‘MALK’ almond milk – see paragraph below why the brand you buy is so important, ‘Manitoba Harvest’ shelled, organic hemp seeds (again, removed from packaging and stored in a glass jar in the fridge), organic almonds, organic frozen peaches, & organic blueberries.
Notice the maple syrup, it’s pure, real, and only has one ingredient “maple syrup”. Plenty of versions on the shelves of most grocery stores are actually just artificially colored & flavored corn syrup. Pay attention to which type you’re buying.
As for the almond milk I choose to use, “malk” is my favorite brand – because once again, the ingredients are simple, clean, and easy to recognize. The back of the bottle lists the ingredients as: filtered water, organic sprouted almonds & himalayan salt. It doesn’t get better than that, unless you have the time to make your own almond milk at home. It’s doable, but it’s a task I typically don’t have the time for, & in my opinnion, malk tastes just as good as homemade. It’s the only store bought brand I can say this about & there are ALOT of brands out there adding so many unnecessary ingredients, it’s incredibly frustrating and it’s all about profit. … WOAH, anyways, let’s get back to the recipe.
Start by cooking the steel cut oats as directed on the package.
The oats I use, take ten minutes.
… don’t forget to turn up the music, sip on your favorite morning latte & enjoy the process. Getting back in the kitchen and connecting with our food and the process of creating meals for ourselves and our families is one of the healthiest habits you can create.
There’s something beautiful about watching a meal come together with even the simplest of ingredients. Enjoy it.
Looking for more breakfast inspiration?
Have you tried Coconut Chia Seed Pudding Yet? It’s seriously an amazing way to switch it up and in my opinion, is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can eat “on the go”. I love scooping up my creations into mason jars for work days. I share a variety of pictures as well as topping ideas with the recipe in this post.