Cobblers are a staple in the South. Peach cobbler just happens to be my favorite, especially with all of the juicy peaches around. However, peach cobbler is notorious for being high in sugar, and extremely buttery...and therefore, awesome. Add some vanilla ice cream, and you're really in for a treat as the ice cream melts and forms a cream over the dish. With that being said, I will concede that peach cobbler is not so awesome on your waistline. But don't worry, I have a solution :-)
*drum roll* OATMEAL!
Oatmeal is a glorious ingredient to use at breakfast time. At the risk of sounding like a waxing poetic on the subject, here's a list about the wonders of eating oatmeal:
1. It helps stabilize blood sugar.
2. Keeps your heart healthy.
3. It's a good source of soluable fiber, therefore it keeps you full!!
4. Oats are full of fiber, thus, is anti-carcinogenic. Plain english? Oats are especially effective for colon cancer.
So, here's a guiltess excuse to eat dessert for breakfast. After all, isn't dessert truly the best part of a meal?
1/3 c old fashioned oats
1 c + 1/2 T unsweetened almond-coconut milk (or just plain unsweetened almond milk)
1 T brown sugar
1 T Smart Balance light with flax seed
1/4 cup peaches, diced (canned in light syrup or fresh)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
In a small sauce pot, add oats and 1 cup almond milk. Cook on low for about 15 minutes (or until desired consistancy is reached). Stir often to prevent burning/sticking.
Turn off heat and add in sugar, cinnamon, and smart balance. Stir and allow butter to melt, fully incorporating the spices into the oatmeal.
Dice peaches. Add into oatmeal.
Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired. Pour 1/2 T of almond milk over oatmeal.
WW 6 pt+ (if using canned peaches)
WW 5 pt+ (if using fresh peaches)
**if you use skim milk, add another point.
All photos are mine, so don't be a thief.
Facts on Oatmeal
I am in no way associated with Weight Watchers. All points are unofficial. Points will vary due to products used.