Ditch the instant oatmeal because twowildtides has homemade, hearty oats that are just as easy and just as delicious.
Oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast or lunch (or supper, because yum!) because it is packed with fiber and nutrients that help with gut health and give you glowing skin. Not only does it have all of these great health benefits, it is warm, cozy, and perfect for a lazy morning.
These are four fast, easy, and delicious oatmeal recipes that you will love for the colder months. These recipes are all gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan (use steel-cut oats or certified gluten-free oats).
Classic Apple Cinnamon
This crock pot recipe cooks while you sleep, so you can roll out of bed and enjoy a warm breakfast in your PJs.
Throw 2 cups of water, 2 cups of almond milk, 2 cups of oatmeal, 2 finely chopped apples, 2 tsp of vanilla, and 1 tbsp of cinnamon into the slow cooker, stir, and set on low for 8 hours. This recipe makes four servings, but is delicious when frozen and reheated with almond milk!
Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats
This one will also essentially ‘cook’ itself, but is more of a grab and get out the door type of breakie. In a bowl, mix up 1/2 cup of oats, 3/4 almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 shredded coconut. Pour mixture into a mason jar and leave in the fridge overnight. When you wake up, either heat up the oatmeal in the microwave or eat them cold. Top with blueberries and enjoy!
You may recognize this snap from our Beautiful Breakfasts article, check that one out for more morning meal inspiration!
Trail Mix Oatmeal
I love trail mix, which is why this oatmeal recipe is my favorite. It includes the nuts, dried fruits, and of course, chocolate, that all of the best trail mixes feature.
Cook the oatmeal according to package directions, but instead of water, substitute almond or cashew milk. Then you simply top with trail mix ingredients (or simply trail mix right out of the package!) and enjoy.
Plum & Nutmeg
This interesting flavor combination should really give your breakfast a twist. Cook your oatmeal according to package directions, and again replace the water with your dairy-free milk of choice. While the oats cook, add 2 tsp of nutmeg and 1 tsp of vanilla.
Serve with chopped plums, yogurt, chia seeds for a protein boost, and a sprinkle of nutmeg to finish it off.
Delish! We hope you enjoy these oatmeal recipes and we hope you are able to put your own twist on them! Leave us a comment or tag us on social media (@twowildtides) telling us your favorite way to enjoy oatmeal!