Go-to Breakfast: Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Oatmeal

Go-to Breakfast: Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Oatmeal
Unlike the bulk of endurance athletes I know, I’m actually not a “routine” type person. You know, those people who wake up at 5 am with their workout gear neatly folded on their bedside table. Their coffee makers are pre-programmed and already brewing by 5:05. They have their workout and paces typed out on a laminated index card. I was disqualified solely on the “neatly folded clothes” part. I prefer to schedule my training based on how I’m feeling that day. I workout at a different time almost every day and generally “plan” the workout in my head on the warm-up. The one element I ​am ​ routine about is my breakfast. Nearly every morning I start off with a bowl of oatmeal. “Wow, Gloria you just gave yourself this spontaneous, rebel vibe and then you drop that your go-to breakfast is ​oatmeal​?? How beige of you.” I’m telling you, (while wearing my motorcycle-leather jacket) oatmeal is not bland ​or​ boring. There is beauty in a simple, nourishing, quick breakfast that I can confidently eat and know I will be fueled all day. So, this week I am sharing my super special, totally normal breakfast bowl of oats. It comes complete with complex carbohydrates (aka long-term fuel), protein, and healthy fats.

Go-to Oatmeal

Yield: 1 serving Ingredients
  • ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. nuts & seeds (pecans, pepitas, sunflower seeds, etc)
  • 1 tsp chia seed
  • 2 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana (or choice of fruit)
  1. Bring 1 cup water (or milk) and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Stir in ½ cup oats and reduce heat to medium; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in peanut butter and cinnamon.
  4. Cover and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add oats to a bowl and top with pecans, chia seeds, sliced banana, and a scoop of Greek yogurt!
Nutrition Information
  • 395 calories
  • 59 g carbohydrates
  • 17 g fat
  • 14 g protein
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