What Do You Eat?! Vol. 24 – Oatless Oatmeal

Apple Season!

Okay, I know apple season is pretty much over but I’m still seeing an abundance of apples in the stores. Lately I’ve been trying to explore other options for breakfast aside from my typical scrambled eggs and veggies. Why? I’m not sure. Because I freaking love scrambled eggs and veggies.

I guess I just feel like I should try something new every once in a while. Plus, I went to my dad’s a few weeks back and he gave me a huge box of apples from the trees in his backyard.

ugly apple

This one was my favorite. You’d think it was gross based on how it looks but it was probably the best apple I’ve ever had. Seriously. EVER.

Throwback

oats

Before I decided that I wanted to stop eating grains and what not, I used to eat oatmeal every single day for breakfast. Because who doesn’t love some delicious oats? NO ONE. Seriously, is there anyone who just eats plain oatmeal and loves it? I’m talking, just oats…nothing else. No sugar, no spices, nothing. If someone like that exists, please…introduce me to them. Actually, don’t…because they’re probably boring. (disclaimer: if you’re that person…I’m sorry. But…what?! really?)

Oats by themselves taste like…nothing. Well, something…but definitely nothing interesting. Anyway, where was I going with this? Oh yeah…what I really liked about my oatmeal was the sugar I added to it. Brown sugar, with cinnamon, and blueberries. Yum. Who doesn’t like a bowl of sugar for breakfast?

Then I went crazy and gave up that stuff….but I kept seeing all these recipes for “No-oatmeal” which is basically something that tastes like oatmeal but doesn’t have any oats in it.

So, I decided to take a crack at it myself. Here’s what I got:

noatmeal

Tricksy

Looks like oatmeal, right? No oats there! All I did was cut up an apple and blended it up with an egg and some cinnamon in my magic bullet, put it in a bowl, microwaved it for 2 minutes, topped it with some walnuts, and voila! Apple No-Oatmeal. No oats, no added sugar, just real food. And it took only about three minutes to make!

Now I’m wondering, why did I waste so much time on oatmeal? The possibilities are endless. I definitely plan on trying this with other fruits. Or maybe a combination of fruits. Apples and cranberries? Oh man, it’s cranberry season, too. This is a great idea. I just came up with it right now as I’m typing. You guys just witnessed my genius in action.

Bye-Bye Oatmeal

Have an abundance of apples around? Mix it up a bit and try this! If you like oatmeal, you’ll probably like this. Because oatmeal tastes like nothing with sugar added. This at least tastes like apples. And…no sugar!

Speaking of apples, I recently watched a video about eating apples that completely blew my mind. Did you know all of us have been eating apples wrong our entire lives? It’s true! Check it out if you don’t believe me.

Crazy, right? I ate an apple the “right” way today and I felt so cool. Like I was in on a secret that no one else knows about. Except I just told you guys, so…don’t tell anyone. Or, do. Whatever.

That’s all I got for you guys this week. What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Debbie

    So that dude ate the entire apple? Seeds and all? No thanks! Yuck! I’ll stick with m apple slicer and leave the seeds out. LOL! I’m probably discarding about 10% that way.

    Thanks for that oat-less recipe. I’ll try that. I eat oats every day, I love my oats. I usually don’t add sugar, but I add dried fruit like cranberries or cherries and a sliced apple – sometimes I add sliced almonds or pecans. I cook it with unsweetened almond vanilla milk and it’s really good that way. I doubt I’ll ever give that up, but I’ll sure try something new!

    Thanks!

    • Haha, I tried eating an apple that way but spit out the seeds and I literally couldn’t taste any difference. I just thought it was interesting to think of a new way of eating apples. For some reason I always imagined I’d die or get sick if I ate the “core” of the apple, haha. But yeah, I’m sure it’s still not a huge waste to eat it the normal way.

      Well that’s awesome that you don’t add sugar! I’ve actually never tried it with almond milk. I’ll have to give that a try one day.