Sweet Potato Oatmeal with Honey Toasted Walnuts


by: Sommer

Toss that bagged oatmeal and make this quick, healthy, and filling breakfast!


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serves: 2-3

1/3 cup regular oats

1 cup 1% milk

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/3-1/2 cup sweet potatoes (steamed in microwave or roasted)

1 tablespoon flax seeds (optional)

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

1 tablespoon honey

1 pinch of salt

1 pinch of cinnamon

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Oatmeal with Honey Toasted Walnuts

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 422

  • Total Fat: 15.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.1 mg
  • Sodium: 691.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 63.7 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
  •     Sugars: 38.3 g
  • Protein: 11.5 g

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1.  Wash and dry a sweet potato, then prick all over with a fork. Then microwave uncovered for five minutes. If it's not soft by then, microwave 1 minute, check; if it's not soft, microwave* a minute at a time until it's done. Allow to cool slightly, scoop out the flesh, mash in a bowl until smooth.

2.  *Alternatively, you can roast on 350 F for about an hour. Preferably the night before, you want something quick in the morning!

3.  You can toast the walnuts in a dry skillet for about 5 minutes on medium. Remove from heat and stir in walnuts and honey. If you don't want to toast, just mix in a small bowl!

4.  In the meantime, in a medium-sized pot, heat the oats and milk over medium heat until it comes to a low boil. Stir in the sweet potato and flax seeds (if using) . Heat over low-medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in the salt, sugar, spices, and vanilla, then heat for about 4 minutes more, stirring frequently.

5.  Add topping and if you want, add a little honey or maple syrup on top.

Cooks' note:
You can replace the sweet potato with pumpkin, and/or the walnuts with pecans.

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