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5 healthy oatmeal ideas

January 15, 2016
banana oats

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day because I love me some oatmeal! But sometimes oats can get boring…especially if you have them everyday so here are 5 new ways you can prepare your hearty bowl of nourishing oats!

banana oatmeal

Cinnamon banana oats

1/2 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cup milk of choice
1 banana mashed
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
optional: sweeteners + toppings you want to add

Pour your milk into a medium pot. Bring your milk to a simmer on medium heat.
Add in your sweetener, oats and mashed banana. Reduce heat to simmer. Let the oats cook for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency.
Top with your favorite nuts, seeds, and fruit


berry oats

Very Berry oats

1/2 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cup milk of choice
3/4 cup frozen berries
optional: sweeteners + toppings you want to add

Pour your milk into a medium pot. Bring your milk to a simmer on medium heat.
Add in your sweetener, oats and frozen berries. Reduce heat to simmer. Let the oats cook for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency.
Top with your favorite nuts, seeds, and fruit

banana oats

Peanut butter and banana oats

1/2 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cup milk of choice
1 banana mashed
1 heaped tablespoon of peanut butter
optional: sweeteners + toppings you want to add

Pour your milk into a medium pot. Bring your milk to a simmer on medium heat.
Add in your oats, sweetener and mashed banana. Reduce heat to simmer. Let the oats cook for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency. Stir in your peanut butter
Top with your favorite sweetener, nuts, seeds, and fruit

Chia pudding overnight oats

Chia pudding overnight oats

1/2 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cup milk of choice
1 banana mashed
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup yogurt
optional: sweeteners + toppings you want to add

Pour your milk into a medium pot. Bring your milk to a simmer on medium heat.
Add in your chia seeds, oats, sweetener and mashed banana. Reduce heat to simmer. Let the oats cook for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency. Let oats cool for 5 minutes before stirring in the yogurt. Refrigerate overnight. Top with your favorite nuts, seeds, and fruit before consuming

sweet potato and beet oats

Savory beet root oats

1/2 cup diced beets
1/2 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cup water
optional: sweeteners + toppings you want to add

Pour your water into a medium pot. Bring your water to a simmer on medium heat. Add in your beets and cook until tender. Add in your oats. Reduce heat to simmer. Let the oats cook for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency.

 

I hope all of these oatmeal ideas generate some breakfast creativity into all of you lovelies!

Question of the day: What’s your favorite way to enjoy oats?

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  1. Hello Cynthia, I hope you are well. I love oats with banana in – it gives them a whole new dimension don’t you think?I’ve never tried cooking oats with berries, maybe I’ll try that tomorrow. I like using my oats to make pancakes blending milk, banana and oats before slowly cooking in a non stick pan (see recipe at https://lifediethealth.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/bursting-blueberry-pancakes-vegan-and-gluten-free/ ). I really love all of your photos, it makes the oats look so colourful. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much! I have never tried making oat flour for pancakes before but that sounds like a brilliant idea especially because I love pancakes even more than I love oats!

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