I don’t usually get to eat “real” breakfasts(i.e. warm and involved) during the week. My typical weekday breakfast consists of a protein shake and another homemade protein muffin, bar, etc. That way, I can eat quickly before and after my workouts and still suit my macro needs. That being said, on the weekends, I usually want something a little more interesting, preferably warm, and that I can sit down and enjoy.
Lately, I have been experimenting with egg white and oatmeal flavor combos. (This is nothing new to some, but for those who may read this and not be familiar with it, this is known in the food blogging world as proatmeal). My recent experiments have involved replacing the water with different teas, for the added flavor and nutritional boost.
This recipe really is quick enough for a weekday meal, but I have time management issues. Adding another step to my weekday mornings, no matter how simple, is not a good idea! You could also prepare this at home and re-heat it for a mid-morning snack at work.
“Celestial” Spiced Apple Cider PROatmeal
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 bag Celestial Seasoning’s Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea
- 1/4 cup (20g) oats
- 1 tsp (4g) flaxmeal
- 1 tsp (4g) chia seeds
- 1+1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp (7g) raisins, chopped
- 1/4 of a small apple, chopped
- 8 packets Splenda (or, sweetener of choice, to taste )
- 3/4 cup egg whites (I use the carton kind)
1/ In a small microwave safe bowl, heat the water and tea bag in the microwave until boiling. Allow steep for 10-15 minutes. Remove tea bag, and squeeze any remaining water into the bowl.
2/ Add the oats, flax, chia, cinnamon, raisins, apple, and Splenda. Stir well to combine and remove any lumps/clumps. This step can be done the night before and kept in the refrigerator. I like to keep the tea bag in it when I do this for extra flavor. Start with the next step in the morning.
3/ Add egg whites to the bowl, and mix well.
4/ Heat a small non-stick pan over low-medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and cook the mixture, stirring often until it sets up and thickens.
5/ Transfer to a bowl and add any additional toppings, if desired. (Pictured with plain 0% Greek yogurt sweetened with 1-2 packets Splenda, a few raisins, chia seeds, and sugar-free maple syrup).
Do you usually make time for breakfast every day?
Do you tend to eat the same things on weekday mornings?