Thursday, January 29, 2015

80(ish)--- Baklava Oatmeal

Have you ever had baklava? If you have you know what I'm talking about.   It's a Greek or Turkish pastry dessert that is layers of phyllo dough filled with a sweet nut mixture.  The real deal takes quite a bit of time and patience to conquer.

But this version of baklava? It's quick and easy and can be enjoyed anytime of day!  I prefer to use quick-cooking steel cut oats (more fiber) but you may use any form of oats that you desire!
(Nutrition note: leaving your oats slightly undercooked with decrease the glycemic index- if that's important to you!).

Baklava Oatmeal
Serves 1

1/2 cup dry oats
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp shelled pistachios
1/2 Tbsp crushed walnuts
1 Tbsp slivered almonds
1/2 tsp butter
1 dash of ground cinnamon, if desired

Place oats and milk in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave for ~ 2 - 2 1/2 minutes, or until soft.

In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the nuts and stir until coated.  Add honey and cook until heated (do not boil).  Pour mixture over your cooked oats, sprinkle with cinnamon, and enjoy!

Nutrition Info per 1 serving: 380 calories, 14 g fat, 12 g protein, 56 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber

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