I love fancy oatmeal flavors, but I don’t love perfecting a detailed recipe. Luckily, a CoachLevi.com reader (and oatmeal expert) named Joe does! Joe submitted this oatmeal recipe, and I thought it looked so awesome, I’m highlighting it right here!

I’ve always said oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for a long day. Well, this deluxe oatmeal is perfect for a long, long day! In Joe’s words, “Eat this the night before an Ironman competition or the Tour de France.”

Here ya go:

The Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • 1/3 cup Now Foods Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate
  • 2 Tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Organic Ground Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 cup Mott’s Healthy Harvest Granny Smith applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp 100% Pure Maple Syrup (such as Coombs Family Farms)
  • 1 Tbsp Beit Yitzhak Fig Spread (No Sugar Added)
  • 1 cup Rice Dream Classic Original Rice Milk
  • 1/2 cup Libby’s Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/4 of Granny Smith Apple (chopped into cubes)
  • 1/2 of Anjou Pear (chopped into cubes)
  • 10 almonds, chopped
  • 5 toasted walnut halves, chopped (half an oz serving)
  • 1/2 tsp McCormick’s Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

(Feel free to substitute different brands of products depending on what you can find locally, and as usual, I encourage you to experiment with this recipe to make it perfect for your needs and taste buds!)

The Directions

Joe didn’t submit any directions, so here is how I would do it:

1. Decide how you are going to cook up the steel cut oats. (For this example, let’s say you’re going to use the stove top.)

2. Measure out all your ingredients, making sure everything is chopped and sliced and ready to go.

3. Now put the oats, milk, apples, and pears into a large pot and stir it up.

4. Start cooking on high heat to bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

5. After 10 minutes, stir in all the other ingredients (the pumpkin, apple sauce, etc.)

6. Continue cooking on low for about 10 more minutes.

7. Whenever the oats are ready, remove from heat and allow to cool.

8. Eat!

Nutrition Facts

If you follow Joe’s detailed recipe, these are the calculated nutrition facts.

Calories: 1,038
Total Fat: 26.9g
  Saturated: 2.7g
  Polyunsaturated: 10.1g
  Monounsaturated: 6.5g
Carbohydrates: 170.1g
Dietary Fiber: 24.6g
Protein: 47.1g


If you try this recipe, please post your review in the comments!

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