5 Super-Delicious & Healthy Oat Recipes!

Forget the coronavirus lockdown, at least while you’re indoors anyway! Try out some fortifying comforting recipes for the soul. Below are my 5 personal favourite cooking oat recipes. Some of them may surprise you, but they’re all mouthwatering. Any type of oats can be used to make these recipes, but the cooking times may vary depending on the type chosen. They all make for very comforting, satisfying breakfasts, lunches or yep, even dinners. Each one is a wholesome balanced meal in itself, especially with the suggested toppings added. Go ahead and safely indulge in these 5 Super-Delicious & Healthy Oat Recipes!

1. Porridge Oat Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 60g quick porridge oats
  • 15g protein powder of choice
  • Hot water
  • Zucchini (additional)
  • Toppings of choice: chocolate, nuts, nut butter, yogurt, berries
  • Toppings: berries, nuts, nut butter, dark chocolate, seeds, cacao nibs etc.

Method:

Mix the oats and protein powder in their dry state, so that the protein is evenly distributed. Soak the oats in some boiled water for 5 min, then add in the zucchini. Add more water after 5 mins to reach the desired consistency. You can also microwave the oats instead of soaking for 2 minutes (check and stir every 40 seconds). Top the oats with all the toppings and enjoy your comforting bowl of oats.

2. Baked Oats

Ingredients: (Makes 2 portions)

  • 80g oats
  • 100g banana (blended into puree)
  • 150ml egg whites
  • ½ grated courgette
  • 1 scoop of protein
  • 1/3 Quest protein bar
  • Cacao nibs
  • Cinnamon

Method:

Mix all ingredients, apart from the Quest Bar, in a mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin. Chop the Quest bar up and lay on the mixture as a topping. Bake in the oven at 200* for 20-25 min.

3. Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 60g oats
  • 100g coconut yoghurt or low fat Greek yogurt
  • Hot water
  • Sweetener of choice
  • Toppings: nuts, berries, nut butter, coconut flakes, granola, fruit and nut mix etc.

Method:

Soak 45-60g of oats in some boiled water overnight. Don’t add too much water, as they need to come out thick. Add 100g of 0% fat/low fat Greek yogurt, and mix it in. Top the oats with your desired toppings. Taste it, love it, and carry on enjoying it!

4. Savoury Oats

Ingredients:

  • 60g oats
  • Hot water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 avocado
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

Boil your oats in hot water until they begin to thicken. Meanwhile, chop up the mushrooms and spinach, and add them along with salt and pepper. While that is cooking, fry up the egg to your liking: scrambled or sunny-side up. Remove the oats from the heat and pour into a bowl. Top them with the avocado and eggs. Add more salt and pepper if desired. Enjoy!

5. Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 60g porridge oats
  • ½ glass of milk (vegan or diary)
  • Berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 15g protein powder
  • 70ml egg whites (or 1 egg)
  • Topping: nuts, berries, yogurt (vegan or dairy), nut butter etc.

Method:

Mix all ingredients together and pour into little muffin cups. Bake the cups in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 200*C. Top with yogurt, berries and nut butter for a more wholesome, flavour-packed meal.

Oats make for highly nutritious meals, and present an ‘evergreen’ (season free) food option to include in any healthy diet for disease prevention and well-being support. These 5 oat recipes are economical, super-easy-to-make and perfect as on-the-go meals to take to work or as a warming breakfast (or indeed any other meal) at home. 

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