Sweet Potato Walnut Oatmeal

Vegetables for breakfast? Who would have thought these decadent (and delicious) A.M. oats could be so good. The combination of vanilla almond milk and sweet potato is sure to awaken your morning sweet tooth and give you the energy boost you need to get your day started off on the right foot!

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Ingredients

1 medium sweet potato, peeled & cut in bite-size pieces
1/4 cup steel cut oats
1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Nature’s Promise almond butter
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

What you will need

Large microwavable bowl
Peeler
Large pan
Spatula
Mixing spoon

Directions

1. Mix milk and oatmeal in a large bowl.
2. Microwave mixture on high for 5 minutes. While it is cooking, peel the skin off your sweet potato and chop it into bite-size pieces.
3. Add sweet potato chunks and olive oil to your large pan. Cook on medium-high until brown, stirring frequently. Before removing from heat, add walnuts to pan and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
3. Remove mixture from microwave and stir. Microwave for 3 1/2 minutes. Remove and stir. Microwave for 2 minutes. Remove and stir.
4. Immediately stir almond butter into your milk and oatmeal mixture. Then, add your sweet potato and walnuts. Stir one last time, then serve.

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Pumpkin Spiced Ezekiel French Toast

If you’re looking for the gourmet taste of french toast with all the benefits of a health-conscious breakfast, give this unique & delicious toast a try. Filled with healthy fats, the crunchy texture and smooth caramelized fruit will leave your mouth unsure of what just hit it!

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Ingredients

2 slices (low sodium) Ezekiel bread
1 egg
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp brown or white sugar
Pumpkin spice to taste
Cinnamon spice to taste
1 medium banana
1/4 cup Aunt Jemima’s Lite Maple Syrup
1/8 – 1/4 cup walnuts
Non-stick butter spray

What you will need

A medium-sized bowl
2 stove top pans: 1 small & 1 large
Cutting board

Directions

1. Heat two separate burners to medium-high heat. While burners are warming up, mix egg, almond milk, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon spice together in a bowl. On your cutting board, slice your banana into 1/4-inch pieces. Put banana slices aside.
2. Dunk slices of bread in mixture so that they are completely soaked on both sides. Coat large pan with butter spray and begin to cook slices of bread until golden brown, flipping often so that they are cooked equally on both sides. Once browned, transfer bread onto a dinner plate.
3. Coat small pan with butter spray and add banana slices, a few shakes of pumpkin spice, and 1/4 tablespoon of sugar. Flip slices every few minutes to ensure they are completely coated in pumpkin spice and sugar. After 5 minutes, remove from heat.
4. Top your Ezekiel bread slices with the remaining 3/4 tablespoon of sugar, maple syrup, walnuts, and caramelized bananas!