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Maple Sweet Potato Oatmeal

Sweet Potato Maple Oatmeal

Servings 4

Prep Time
5 minutes
    Cook Time
15 minutes
       
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1 Fork Recipe Sweet Potato Oatmeal

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If you are tired of eating plain oatmeal, the sweet potatoes in this recipe will brighten your morning add add antioxidants such as vitamin A and C to your breakfast. Sweet potatoes also contain anti-inflammatory properties due to their Anthocyanin content.
Whole grains, especially oats and oatmeal will help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. You should try to eat oatmeal for breakfast as frequently as possible, and this is one of several recipes that bring oatmeal out of the boring breakfast category.

Instructional images follow the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup diced sweet potato - ¼ inch cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (substitute 1 Tablespoon date sugar)
  • 5 dried apricots - diced into ¼ inch pieces (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 1/2 cups water

Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup Pecans - broken into small pieces (per serving)
  • 1/2 cup Non-dairy milk (per serving)

Special Equipment:

No special equipment is required.

 

Preparation Method:

Heat the water to a simmer in a medium pot and add the oats, sweet potato, apricots, maple syrup, flaxseed, and spices. Bring back to a simmer and stir. Turn down the heat to medium low and cover the pot. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat, stir and let sit covered for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and serve, topped with pecans and non-dairy milk if desired.

You can let cool, and then place equal portions in 4 containers and refrigerate so you have breakfast ready in advance. To re-heat a serving, place in a microwave with ½ cup of soy milk or other non-dairy milk alternative for 90 seconds.

Ingredients (mis en place)

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Enjoy!

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