this easy breakfast comes together in less than 10 minutes and is packed with flavor, whole grains, heart-healthy fats, protein and fiber!
1/2cupold fashioned or rolled oats (I love Bob's Red Mill)
1/2cupstrawberries, washed & chopped (more or less as desired)
2/3cupwater or milk
1 tablespoonchia seeds
1/2 - 1teaspooncinnamon (optional)
1teaspoonbrown sugar (honey, maple syrup or other sweetener would work too)
1tablespoonroughly chopped walnuts
Combine oatmeal, strawberries, water or milk, chia seeds and cinnamon (if using) in a non-stick pot over medium-low heat.
Stir to combine then allow oats to begin to cook (you'll notice some bubbling start around the edges). Once the bubbling begins, stir for 1-2 minutes and then lower heat & continue to stir until all the oats are gelatinous and cooked.
Remove from heat, top immediately with brown sugar and walnuts, then serve.