Basic Nutritious Oats Recipes

This is a recipe that I love and have become a favorite breakfast for me because is very easy and quick to do, also is very versatile, with small changes you can make variations. This recipe will give you a good amount of nutrients to start your day and feed your body. And now I’m sharing it with you, I hope you enjoy it. Lets get into it.

Servings: 1 or 2 if is for kids.

Some benefits of this recipe:

  • Help reduce blood sugar levels.
  • Is very filling you will be satiated all morning.
  • Help you build muscle without adding fat.
  • Quick and easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of oats (I use Old Fashioned, you can use other type but not instant).
  • 2 cups of Almond or Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup of chopped fruit (any type you want, my typical is banana and apple)
  • 2 dates or ½ box of raisings
  • 1 tbsp of Chia Seed
  • 1/4tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tbsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tbsp ground nutmeg

Notes:

  • You can skip the dates or raising, they are there to add some natural sweetness, or you can add some honey if you want it a little more sweet.
  • The spices amounts are approximate, I actually do it by eye and you can modify the amount to taste. You can also try any
  • 1 Cup of fruit with my typical fruit is half banana and half apple. But you can add more or less fruit if you want.
  • Chia seeds are there to add some healthy fat and extra protein.
  • If you like the oats more loose you can add one or half more cup of milk.

Preparation:

  1. Put the oats, milk, spices and dates or raising in a pot and mix it well for a minute and put it on the fire, low to medium, for about 5 to 7 minutes. (This time will depend on the type of oats you are using and how thick you want it, quick cooks faster while steel cut takes longer)
  2. Chop your fruit in small pieces.
  3. When the oat is ready pour it on a bowl where you’re going to eat it.
  4. After pouring the oats pour in the chia seeds and mix it well immediately.
  5. Then pour in the fruit and honey if you are going to add it.
  6. Mix it well, let it cool for a minute and enjoy!
Basic Oat Recipe, Pineapple and strawberry

Variations:

  • Put together the oats, milk, spices and dates in a bowl the night before, mix it well and put it in the fridge. This will intensify the flavors, I personally like to do this if I know that I’m going to have this for breakfast. This will also make the oats softer and easier to eat.
  • Another fruit combination I love for this recipe is strawberries and kiwi, or strawberries and pineapple like the one in the picture.
  • You can blend the oat before starting the process and make it like oat flour. I found that kids eat it easier this way.
Author :
Hi, My Name is Guillermo and I'm a health and food enthusiast. Welcome to Health Food and Recipes, where you can take control back of your health.

4 thoughts on “Basic Nutritious Oats Recipes

  1. This seems like a great idea for getting kids into porridge every morning – a nice, naturally sweet way of pimping up oats so that it might appeal to more children (as opposed to the sugar laden options of cereal they normally go for). 

    I suppose because it’s mostly made up of oats – this sort of breakfast choice would keep kids feeling fuller for longer, making them more effective when it came to school lessons?

    1. Hi Chris, thanks for passing by. This is a great breakfast for kids as well as for adults, as oats are a carbohydrate that release energy slowly but consistent from a longer period of time, contrary to added sugar that will give you a rush quickly but it won’t last, it’s just for a moment.

  2. I find this recipe interesting and nutritious. I assure you that I will try it as soon as I have the opportunity. I love oatmeal and this way I think it’s great. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Johanna, thanks for passing by. Yes it’s a great way to eat oatmeal this way, basic, simple, quick and very nutritous and flexible. You can add any flavor you want.

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