With added collagen + my special trick for optimal digestion!
Do you ever feel bloated or lethargic after eating a bowl of oats? Well, I have a few tricks to help make your oats easier to digest to alleviate some those symptoms!
Do you soak your oats?
Ok, so if you guys aren’t soaking your oats overnight BEFORE cooking them you need to start. Doing this helps break down the starches & phytic acid so your body has less work to do when it comes time to eat them. This is so overlooked but definitely makes a huge difference for me. It also makes them super fluffy, soft, & more full, so you get way more
How do you soak them?
- Add your oats to a bowl & cover them with water.
- Let them sit preferably overnight.
- In the morning, drain the water & rinse the oats well using a fine mesh sieve.
- Then the oats are ready to be added to the slow cooker with new, fresh water!
Collagen: The Secret Gut-Healing Ingredient
I also add a serving of collagen to my cooked oats for some added gut, skin, nail, & hair healing properties. Collagen nourishes & restores your gut lining & has been shown to help improve hair & nail growth. It is also essential for healthy skin from within. So whenever I can I add a serving of my
Keep Your Oats Sugar-Free, Because You Are Sweet Enough!
I like to keep my oats sugar-free whenever I eat them, which is why I prefer to make them from home, myself! I do love adding maple syrup for that country style breakfast feel, & while I am not against maple syrup, it can add up in sugar quickly. I opt for Lakanto’s sugar-free maple syrup for my oats & I love it. This is an all natural sweetener that doesn’t raise your blood sugar, so you don’t have to worry about any sugar crash later on in the day. With that being said if you love maple syrup & it’s a treat for you, by all means, use that in the recipe!
Don’t Forget The Healthy Fats!
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With all that info, let’s get into the recipe! Make sure to tag me on Instagram if you make these oats & share the recipe on your socials (Pinterest, Facebook, etc.)! I hope you love it as much as I do!
- 3/4 cup Steel Cut Oats soaked (see above for details)
- 1 Pear chopped
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp Maple Ghee use coconut oil or avocado oil for 100% dairy-free
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Pink or Celtic Sea Salt
- 1-3 tbsp Maple Syrup plus more for serving (see above for the sugar-free one I used)
- 1 serving Collagen Peptides or Gelatin *optional (see above for the ones I use & love)
- 3 1/2 cups Filtered Water you can also use your favourite milk, almond or cashew would be delicious
- Soak steel cut oats (see above for step by step).
- Add the oats & the fresh filtered water, along with the other ingredients, except the collagen/gelatin, to the slow cooker & stir well.
- Set slow cooker to the 'keep warm' setting & leave overnight. I made these around 8pm & they were ready by 8am. If you are making them later in the evening & want them ready earlier in the morning, cook them on the 'low' setting instead.
- Scoop into a bowl & mix in your collagen peptides or gelatin if using, until it has fully dissolved. Top with fresh milk (I used homemade pumpkin seed milk), more maple syrup & cinnamon, then enjoy!
Can’t wait to try this recipe. Do you need to add water?
Please let me know what you think after you make it! Yes, you do add water, I am so sorry I originally forgot to put the quantity so just updated the recipe! 🙂
Joanne Stewart says
I made this last night for breakfast this morning. Yum! I substituted apples for pears as I did not have any pears in the house. I added almond extract instead of vanilla as I love all things almond. This is my new go to breakfast! ( Oh and the delicious smell you wake up to is bonus!)
Wow, sounds delicious! I love almond extract too, great substitute! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, it is so appreciated & I couldn’t be happier that you loved it so much! xo
Joanne Stewart says
Oh I forgot to mention I substituted almond milk for the water. I have this thing where I like to make my oatmeal with milk in place of water.
Brilliant idea, so creamy! I am going to add this option to the recipe! Thank you!!