today I want to share with you my latest favourite autumnal breakfast recipe. I could almost eat it on a daily basis, it’s just the perfect seasonal combination of flavours. And if you know me, I could probably eat cinnamon with literally everything #cinnamonaddict 😀
Now you might me thinking, wait, I heard eating too much cinnamon has toxic effects on the organism. Well, the truth is, it’s totally dependent on the type of cinnamon you choose to consume!
Those who take cinnamon daily should consume Ceylon cinnamon, which only has 0.03-0.04% Coumarin. All other types of Cinnamon have high levels, about 0.4-0.8%, Coumarin. Ingesting high doses of coumarin can cause liver failure. The more common Cassia cinnamon contains more styrene, benzene, 1,1′-(2-butene-1,4-diyl)bis-, benzene, 1,1′-(1,2-cyclobutanediyl)bis-, palmitic acid, stearic acid, 4-phenylbutyl chloride, and (2,3-diphenylcyclopropyl) methyl phenyl sulfoxide, which are present in Ceylon Cinnamon in negligible amounts. (Rush University)
If you are a cinnamon lover like me, I would recommend this brand:
Ceylon Cinnamon. For US.
Ceylon Cinnamon. For EU. It’s even from Madagascar, the country with the best vanilla, cinnamon and pepper in the world 🙂
But enough with the cinnamon talk now. Here comes the recipe 🙂
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup (plantbased) milk I use coconut or almond
- handful goji berries
- 1/2 apple
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon or less 😀
- 1 tsp maca powder optional
- 1 tsp inulin optional (but great for gut health)
- toppings of your choice
Combine the oats, milk and goji berries in a pot and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. This is optional, but leads to creamy voluminous oatmeal. Feel free to skip this step, if you don't have the time to wait.
Bring the pot to a boil and when boiling reduce to medium heat.
Cook the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, so the oats don't stick.
In the meantime, cut your apple into cubes and steam them in the microwave. 3 minutes with a 600 watts microwave. Or just eat it raw. However you like it 🙂
When the oats finish cooking, add the rest of the ingredients, turn off the heat and let it sit with a closed lid for a few minutes. This ensures that you get all the goodness out of your pot as nothing sticks (and the clean up is less messy) 🙂
Top with your (steamed) apples and add other preferred toppings. Enjoy!
I am all about good quality when it comes to nutrition. That’s why I decided to show you which products I personally use or recommend (due to market availability). I, by no means, want to pressure you into buying these. But I research thoroughly where and how the products were made, if the price is adequate for the quality etc. Of course, often there is more than one great product. Then I usually buy the cheapest out of them 😀
- Maca Powder. For EU. Promotes concentration, fast recovery and a healthy metabolism.
Maca Powder. For US.
- Inulin. For US. Prebiotic boost for your microbiome.
Inulin. For EU.
- Goji Berries. For US. Contain high amounts of essential amino acids, vitamins C and A, and over 20 trace minerals and vitamins (including zinc, iron, phosphorus, B2, vitamin E, and carotenoids).
Goji Berries. For EU. Best price, but unreliable. Some batches are really dry. Otherwise this brand is great.
- Mulberries. For US. Packed with antioxidants, including vitamin C and resveratrol.
Mulberries. For EU.
Are you trying out my recipe and posting it on instagram? Please tag @vam_po and #vampofood, so I can see your creation 🙂
*This post contains affiliate links. The products were paid by myself though.