Start the day right with this healthy oatmeal breakfast bowl. Change is good even for breakfast! This oat bowl is loaded with spices and fruit tastes creamy, delicious and is filling.
The best part is that if you cook too much oats there’s no need to throw it out. Instead, store what’s left of the oats in a container in the fridge and warm it up the next morning it makes breakfast making much quicker! Simply give it a mix and add a dash of milk/water to help it along when warming it up.
HOW TO COOK YOUR OATS
I always love to see how the way we cook food has changed over time. I remember the only way to cook oats was on the stove-top (yes I know I am and sound ancient) but it’s true. Then came the quick or easy oats that you could pop into the microwave and boom it was ready in a minute!
Love the microwave for melting chocolate (sometimes), defrosting in a hurry but I still prefer cooking oats in a saucepan/small pot on the stove. Get the oats and water into a pot and let it heat it up together. Once you’ve brought the pot to a boil, drop the heat to a simmer, a low simmer. Allowing the oats to cook on a slow simmer gives you a creamy bowl of oats.
SPICES AND FRUIT
This is the fun part of cooking the oats! We all love our oats plain but sometimes it’s good to give it some color and flavor by adding in some spices. And you really don’t have to be tied down to just cinnamon. Use your favorites and a taste that you can enjoy. I love turmeric so I add it into just about anything that I cook especially when I want a change with the oats.
For those of us experiencing the colder part of the year right now a warm bowl of oats is comforting and delicious. I know its supposed to be a breakfast bowl but honestly you can eat this for dinner its healthy and filling. Oats no longer has be boring! You spice it up, cream it up too if you like, add honey and fruit! Just remember that if you cook in milk it will become thicker and stickier.
This recipe uses frozen berries however feel free to use fresh berries too. Because berries are not in season right now its difficult to find fresh berries and when you do they are not easily affordable for very small quantities so I stock up on frozen berries, all types! It’s great because you always have them on hand.
To make the berry smoothie, simply pour a few frozen berries into a food processor or blender, add a drop of water or milk and a teaspoon of honey or your favorite type of sweetener and mix. Leave in the fridge or freezer while you cook the oats or until ready to use.
In the ingredients part of this post I do mention to add the salt with the spices while cooking however it’s not in the ingredient list because I don’t add salt but please by all means add salt to your oats if you want. And no it doesn’t taste like mushy nothing because there’s no salt, its purely a matter of preference.
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Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
- 1 cup oats
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 medium banana slices
- chia seeds
- 1/4 cup berries for the smoothie (+ a tablespoon of water/milk)
- Add the oats and water into a saucepan/pot and bring to the boil.
- Once boiling drop the heat to a very low simmer and add the spices - cinnamon, nutmeg & turmeric. (a pinch of salt if you want)
- Keep stirring until it reaches a thick creamy consistency. Remove from the stove and let it cool while you prepare your berry smoothie.
- Add the berries into a food processor with a tablespoon of water and a tablespoon of honey. Whiz it all up into a smoothie (a few seconds).
- Pour the berry smoothie next to the oats and add the banana slices, chia seeds, raspberries, more berries and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!
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