Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Slim Pecan Pie Oatmeal

Pecan Pie Oatmeal?! Oh yes... and it's an excellent start to any day. Creamy, crunchy and lightly sweetened, this oatmeal is such a treat - only guilt free! Whole grain, low sugar and portable, my kind of breakfast. I try to make most meals that I eat balanced in some way, so adding the pecans gives the oatmeal some good fats.


Since I had my little container of  already cooked steel cut oats, I added the almond milk during the re-warming. I then jazzed it up with some ingredients I had on hand. I toasted the pecans slightly in the toaster oven, while the oats warmed up in the microwave w/ the almond milk. I used dark brown sugar because it has a nice molasses flavor, similar to that of pecan pie. If you have molasses on hand, then I would use that instead (I just didn't have any).




Slim Pecan Pie Oatmeal
Cook Time: < 5 minutes
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Serves: 1


Ingredients:
  • 1 serving of steel cut oats or 3/4 cup of cooked oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp ground organic flaxseed
  • 5 organic pecan halves
  • 1/2 tsp dark brown sugar, packed


Use already cooked oats or cook oats according to your likeness. (If you aren't making the steel cut oats, then add a splash of vanilla and a pinch of salt to your oats as they are cooking.)


Stir in the almond milk (room temp, or heat slightly) and flaxseed. 


Top with the pecan pieces and brown sugar. 


Nutritional Info per Serving:
Calories: 240 ; Fat: 11g ; Carbohydrates: 34g ; Fiber: 7g ; Sugar: 4g ; Protein: 8g



13 comments:

  1. Not sure the purists would call this a "Pie", but i bet this has all the delightful flavours and textures without the guilt. Delicious.

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    1. Yeah I can see what you mean (not being a pie), but the flavors give it a pecan pie like taste while being a healthier option.

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  2. WOW! I could eat this for breakfast every single day of the week!!! Steel cut oats are my favorite and yes, I would use molasses as you suggest since I always have it on hand and love the taste! YUM!

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    1. Yeah, most mornings I eat my steel cut oats - it's nice to jazz it up some :) Enjoy!

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  3. I love love love pecans and oatmeal! I love oatmeal for breakfast because it keeps me full for a long time. Thank you for the great idea and the nutrition facts!

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    1. I agree, oats hold me over throughout the morning. One reason why I eat them so often. Thanks for the comment.

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  4. Oatmeal just got even tastier but healthier - how do you do it? :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. You are too sweet :) I'm glad you like it! I'll keep them coming, as long as you keep making awesome baked goods!

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  5. Another great idea to get me back into the mode of eating oatmeal more often!

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  6. Congrats my friend, I have awarded you the much deserved Versatile Blogger Award :D
    Check it out here: http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/i-love-thee-microwaves/

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thank you so much!! That's really awesome. I appreciate you nominating me.

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  7. I work at Bass Pecan Company every year they have a recipe contest for a chance to win $1000!
    If you love baking with pecans you should check it out. Check out their Bass Pecan Recipe Blog for great recipes and the contest rules and entry!!

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    1. Sounds awesome, thanks for information!

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