Sugar-Free, Sweet, Vegan Cinnamon-Apple Oatmeal

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This oatmeal is both sweet, from the cooked banana, and tart, from the green apple. It’s a combination unlike any other, and incredibly addictive, and smells like apple pie.


1 ripe large banana

1 large green apple, cored and seeded (leave skin on)

2 teaspoons unsalted tahini, creamy almond butter, peanut butter or cashew butter

¼ tsp cinnamon, ground

1 ½ cup toasted oats  (1/2 cup oats per person)

3 cups filtered water

Splash of hemp milk or plant milk of choice (hemp milk recipe )

Directions: Peel and break banana apart into small pieces and place in a small food processor and blend until creamy. Add apple, tahini and cinnamon, and blend again until it looks like apple sauce.

Put 1 ½ cups oats and water into a small saucepan on stovetop and put burner temperature on medium-high heat. Stir. Add banana-apple mixture to pot and stir again. Keep stirring every 15 seconds or so until most of the water is evaporated. Turn heat off, cover saucepan, and let sit for five minutes, which will allow the excess water to steam and cook the oatmeal into a creamy texture.

Pour cinnamon-apple oatmeal into three bowls and top with a splash of plant milk and stir twice, to add a little more moisture. If you use my hemp milk recipe, it will give it a bit more sweetness and richness, like a dessert.

Serves 3.

Per person serving size below:

Calories 253

Protein 7 grams

Net carbs 41 grams

Fat 5 grams

If you want a more substantial breakfast, omit 1/2 cup oats and divide portions into two servings instead of three, and/or top with toasted whole walnuts or chopped almonds.

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