Warm Gingerbread Oatmeal

I forgot to mention in my original post yesterday that I am having my first giveaway!! While I was at Foodbuzz fest, I visited the Foodzie table at the Tasting Pavilion. Basically, for 20$ a month, Foodzie will send you a “tasting box” full of unique and delicious products. EVERYTHING that I sampled from them was downright delicious. Foodzie contacted me and offered to give two of my readers a free tasting box! Giveaway ends Sunday at 10pm Pacific time!

How to enter: Go to yesterday’s post and…

1. One entry for commenting saying that you want to win a free box of delicious goodies!

2. One entry for commenting with a recipe you would like to see me make or “healthify.”

3. Two entries for mentioning this giveaway on your blog!

Now, as I promised, I have an amazing gingerbread oatmeal recipe for you.

I needed to break out of the yogurt-muffin and pumpkin-oatmeal rut. While perusing Love of Breakfast, I saw that she made gingerbread oatmeal. Why didn’t I think of that? Pure genius! I decided to base my recipe off of my Ginger Teff cookies and it turned out amazingly. It tastes just like gingerbread; perfect for the holidays! And it isn’t just sweet, it has a bit of spice and kick to it as well.

Warm Gingerbread Oatmeal

Recipe: Serves solamente uno

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup milk

1 tbsp maple syrup or molasses

lots of fresh grated ginger

pinch cloves

small pinch mustard powder

shake of cinnamon

1 tbsp coconut butter

shredded coconut

Directions- Microwave the oats, water, milk, and spices for about 90 seconds. Stir and top with the maple syrup, coconut butter, and shredded coconut. Enjoy!

Benefits:

Oats * A slow digesting carbohydrate that will keep you full for longer and not spike your blood sugar because of its high fiber content! Also contains potassium, phosphorous, pantothenic acid, and magnesium.

Coconut * coconut gets a bad rap because of its saturated fat content, but its fatty acids are mainly medium-chain triglycerides, not long-chain. The long-chain triglycerides are bad for our cholesterol levels, but coconut has been shown to improve cholesterol levels. Animal studies suggest that medium-chain triglycerides can increase metabolism.

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16 thoughts on “Warm Gingerbread Oatmeal

  1. yummy oatmeal! I’ve gotten in the habit eating pumpkin oats and think this will be a perfect transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Mustard powder, huh?

    The tasting box sounds like a great giveaway. I’ll mention it in my post tomorrow and link back to you. 🙂

  2. OMG. I want to win a free box of goodies from foodzie please oh please me?

    Second entry: I want you to healthify a recipe for delicious pecan pie!

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