Sunday mornin’, rain is fallin’
Shoutout to Maroon Five for giving me unrealistic Sunday morning goals since 2005. Seriously though- what’s better than a Sunday morning where you wake up to some rain?! Okay, maybe getting into college or getting married, but BESIDES THAT… okay, a few other things… okay, I’m not proving my point, am I?
I love cozy Sunday mornings. As you know, I take my rest day’s on Sunday, which is the perfect opportunity for me to relax and unwind after a long week of school. I take the time to enjoy my coffee, think of recipe’s, catch up on Netflix- whatever my heart desires. I refuse to let myself think of school for at least three hours, as I know it will ruin the mood. I sit in my bed, sip my cup o joe, and get ready to tackle the day.
The day continues in the kitchen, where I make breakfast (duh). To me, one of the coziest meals is a nice, big bowl of oatmeal. Maybe I’m strange, but I get so much satisfaction of transferring the oats from the stovetop to a bowl, adding my nut butter, fruit, and other toppings, and then sitting down to enjoy it. Makes me feel warm inside, and not just because the oatmeal is warm. To me, Sunday morning’s require a comforting breakfast- thus, the name “Sunday morning oats”
Another thing that adds to the coziness of these oats is the compote. Compote’s automatically make anything fancy, and not just because it’s a difficult word to pronounce. The sauce adds a touch of sweetness without being overbearing, and overall is amazing. Plus, it’s very simple to make, and you can whip it up while the oats are cooking, so it saves time in the process. And again- it sounds very fancy to say “yeah, on Sunday’s, I eat oatmeal with a mixed berry compote”. Impress your friends and satisfy yourself all in one!
- ½ cup rolled oats- quick oats work too
- ¼ cup liquid egg whites*
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ⅔ cup almond milk**
- ⅓ cup water
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Toppings of choice- I like nut butters, extra fruit, granola, coconut, hemp hearts- the ideas are endless!
- COMPOTE- Serves Three
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blackberries
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ⅓ cup water
- FOR THE OATS-
- 1.) Bring your milk and water to a boil on the stove.
- 2.) Reduce to a low heat, and add in your oats, egg whites, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Mix everything together really well and cover with a lid, stirring every minute or so until done.
- 3.) Once it thickens up and has cooked, turn the stove off and transfer to a bowl. Add some compote, your other toppings, and enjoy.
- FOR THE COMPOTE-
- 1.) In a pan, combine your berries, water, and syrup. Turn the pan to a high heat and let cook for two minutes or so.
- 2.) Turn to a low heat, mash the berries, and stir occasionally for five-ten minutes (if you do this while the oatmeal is cooking, it's the perfect amount of time).
- 3.) Once ready, add your desired amount to the oats and store the rest in an air tight jar for two-three days in the fridge.
**- Any non-dairy milk will do
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