I don’t even know where to start explaining how delicious this breakfast are. So satisfying and fulfilling. The perfect way to start the day when needing some extra energy. Energy purely from nature. How good?
When I have extra time in the morning, I love to make my breakfast a bit more fun. Like baking my toppings – this time I used fresh apricot.
- The apricot is high in antioxidants that prevent free radicals to manifest in your body and also strengthen the immune system.
- The fruit is also high in vitamin A – great for healthy skin, eyes and hair.
- Not to forget mentioning, the apricot is high in potassium – which helps lower high blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart.
Is the protein powder essential?
No. I use plant-based vanilla pea protein to add some extra protein to my breakfast on active days. The vanilla also adds that extra smoothness to the oat meal. It’s totally optional but I would add some vanilla extract or powder, or might just some maple syrup or agave syrup for that extra sweetness.
If you don’t like to use protein powders in your food a great way to add some extra protein is to sprinkle some hemp seeds on top, or peanut butter. The oats itself is quite high in protein too.
EXTRA CREAMY OAT MEAL
The secret to make extra creamy oat meal is to use a bit more liquid and cook it for longer on medium heat. Also, one thing that I prefer is to add some plant milk – makes it even more creamy and a bit more white and fluffy!
THIS DELICIOUS OAT MEAL ARE:
- Vegan (diary-free & egg-free)
- Easy to make
- Refined sugar-free
- Warm and fulfilling
- Filled with plant-based protein.
BAKED APRICOT OAT MEAL
FOR THE OAT MEAL
1 cup gluten-free oat meal
1 cup water
1 cup oat milk (or any other milk of choice)
1 tbsp vanilla pea protein (optional vanilla extract or sweetener of choice)
1/3 tsp salt
FOR THE BAKED APRICOT
1/3 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 tbsp agave syrup
A pinch of sea salt
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
Cut the apricot in squares. Grease a small oven form with the coconut oil. Add the apricot and drizzle some agave syrup on top. Heat in the oven for 15 minutes.
While the apricot is baking, start preparing the oat meal.
In a pan – add the oats, water, oat milk, pea protein and salt. Stir on medium heat for 5 minutes (or until creamy).
Add your oat meal in a bowl and top with the baked apricot, peanut butter and some extra agave syrup. Enjoy!