I thought I would start off my recipes with a breakfast staple of mine :
Apple Cider Vinegar Egg White Oatmeal
The cranberry component is seasonal, but an element that I am loving right now. I started adding ACV to my oats, smoothies, and baking projects in order to balance and add flavor but also as a sneaky way of getting my morning ACV in (I didn’t care to drink it). Play around with proportions until you find a result you like. Obviously, the more ACV you use, the more prevalent the flavor. Adjust amounts as you see fit, I am simply going to include the ingredients because everyone needs different serving sizes. You are still following the recipe if you use an entire cup of dry oats, or just 1/3 cup.
Apple Cider Vinegar Egg White Oatmeal Ingredients:
- Your choice of oats (quick is fine, I like TJ’s gluten free–I prep and then let sit for 1-2 mins (or longer) on the counter while my coffee is working and then cook)
- Apple Cider Vinegar (I like Braggs; I literally eye-ball the amount, prob about 1-1.5 Tbsp)
- Desired amount water for consistency (can use milk too, I just don’t care for it)
- Dash salt
- Sweetener as Desired (Vanilla stevia is my favorite, but a packet of equal works)
- spices (apple pie spice, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne)
- egg white (carton or shelled; I don’t like custard style, so I prefer the egg white/liquid white, not yolk or beaters)
- add ins and toppings: frozen fresh cranberries or other fruit, nut butter, sprinkles, m&ms, cool whip LIVE A LITTLE, brown sugar, maple syrup, cocoa powder (balance with sweetener if unsweetened)
- Mix everything but last two bullet points into a sufficiently large microwave safe bowl
- Depending on your zapper, micro for about 2 minutes. While this is happening, prep your whites and toppings.
- Remove from microwave (careful!), add water if necessary for thickness.
- Then add egg white. Stir (don’t let sit, especially if you don’t add any more h2o because the whites will cook in clumps!) and stir until whites start to cook in the warm oatmeal. I probably stir I for about 30 seconds. Add any other toppings that might tickle your fancy for the final cooking.
- Return to micro for 30 seconds or so, remove (careful!)
- Finish with desired toppings. ALWAYS include a light dusting of salt and cinnamon to enhance the flavor
- Shove into your hungry gourd, but make sure not to burn your mouth!
I love this because it gives you everything you need: carbs, fats, protein, chocolate, and takes about 5 minutes MAX to make once you get the hang of it. Start your coffee, cook your oats, pour coffee and water, start to eat. Boom. roasted. Oh and soak you bowl for at least 5 minutes after in the sink-the residual heat and water will lift the residue right off without soap! I hope you love it! And if you don’t, you can geeeeeeet out!