This Chia Seed Oatmeal is a perfect way to add more nutrients to your breakfast! Simple, healthy, delicious, and so easy to make!
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Why you will LOVE This Recipe
When it comes to breakfast in the morning, I LOVE something thatâ€™s easy, hearty and will keep my body full and energized until my next meal. The answer? Usually a big bowl of OATMEAL– it comes in so many delicious forms, from healthy cinnamon roll protein oatmeal to low carb keto oatmeal and EVERYTHING in between! This oatmeal and chia seeds recipe is going to have you singing its praises because it is everything you want in a bowl of oatmeal in the morning while also being healthy and nourishing for your body. The whole fam is going to absolutely love this recipe!
For this recipe, the goal was to use healthy, good-for-you ingredients BUT also create a bowl of oatmeal that is perfectly sweet and spicy and absolutely scrumptious. Goal…achieved! And the bonus is that you will only need to round up a handful of ingredients to make chia seed oatmeal at home. Hereâ€™s the full rundown of what you will need:
- Rolled Old Fashioned Oats
- Chia Seeds
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Vanilla Extract
How to make Chia Seed Oatmeal
In a medium pot, combine the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt by stirring. Add in the almond milk and stir to incorporate.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat a bit to let the oats simmer until the oats have softened and the mixture is thick.
Add in the honey and vanilla and carefully stir it into the hot oatmeal.
Top, as desired, and enjoy! You could probably also make a chia seed oatmeal overnight version if that works better for you! Simply stir together the ingredients, cover and chill overnight in the fridge, then mix it up again in the morning and enjoy!
Now that youâ€™ve cooked up your oatmeal and chia seeds, itâ€™s time to add some toppings to bring it to the next level! For a fruity version, consider adding some fresh berries to your oatmeal. For a decadent, dessert feel, add in some chocolate chips and a swirl of your favorite nut butter. Raisins and coconut flakes would also be delicious on top of a warm bowl of oatmeal.
Chia Oatmeal FAQ
Yes, they absolutely are good for you! Chia seeds boast richness in antioxidants, healthy fats, nutrients AND fiber. They are a fantastic food to incorporate into your daily diet!
Absolutely! Simply mix all the ingredients, then let them sit in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next morning!
In this recipe, I recommend adding 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for every Â½ cup of oats!
For this recipe, there is no need to soak the chia seeds before adding them to the mixture. While you cook the seeds with the oats, they will thicken up!
more healthy breakfast recipes
- healthy peanut butter oatmeal breakfast bars recipe
- paleo sweet potato breakfast bowl
- gingerbread sweet quinoa breakfast bake
- 1/2 Cup Rolled, old fashioned oats (GF if needed)
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Cup Unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Tbsp Honey (or to taste – or any sweetener of choice)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- In a small pot, stir together the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt
- Add in the almond milk and stir
- Bring to a boil on high heat then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the oats are soft and thick, about 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness you like.
- Remove from heat and stir in the honey and vanilla.
- Add toppings and DEVOUR!
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