For the love of oats

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In our opinion, oats are pretty great! Why? Firstly, this whole grain food is a healthy source of carbohydrates, which is extremely rich in plant protein and fiber. Thus, oat flakes are good for the digestive system and provide sustainable energy at the same time. They also contain numerous minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus, as well as valuable B vitamins such as B1, B3, B5 and B6. According to various studies, oats also help to lower not only blood pressure, but also the levels of cholesterol as well as blood sugar, thus preventing diabetes. In addition, oat flakes also have an anti-inflammatory effect.

So, are you already convinced of this superfood? Well, we certainly are! In fact, we enjoy oats the most in the form of oatmeal. On the one hand, because it’s a super filling and warming food, guaranteed to give you an extra energy boost during the cold winter months. On the other hand, oatmeal is totally flexible as well. Especially thanks to the huge variety of possible base and topping combinations, oatmeal can be made especially healthy and versatile.

Below you will find three fine variations of Oatmeal, which are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even as a snack in between meals. By the way, the trick to a perfect creamy oatmeal base is to use double the amount of liquid than oatmeal. For this, you can use water, milk or plant-based drinks.

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Fresh apple pie for breakfast? Yep, you read that correctly! With this oatmeal version, you can enjoy a healthier version of this sweet treat for breakfast (but also, at any other time of the day, really).

Ingredients for 1 bowl:

  • 60-80g rolled oats
  • 250ml oat drink
  • 1 apple
  • 3 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp granola
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • Handful of pecans
  • Cinnamon

Preparation:

  1. Wash the apple well and cut it into small pieces.
  2. For the base: Simmer most of the apple pieces, 2 tsp maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon in a pan until the apple pieces are softened.
  3. Add rolled oats and oat drink and simmer for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Pour the base into a bowl, garnish with the remaining apple pieces, crushed pecans, granola, almond paste, cinnamon and 1 tsp maple syrup.

Blueberry Oatmeal

Inspired by the classic blueberry muffin, this oatmeal version is guaranteed to give you a delicious vitamin boost along with its fruity sweetness!

Ingredients for 1 bowl:

  • 60-80g rolled oats
  • 250ml oat drink
  • 100g blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • 1/2 apple, diced
  • 3 tsp almond paste
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • Handful of goji berries

Preparation:

  1. Wash the blueberries well.
  2. For the base: Simmer most of the blueberries together with the oats and oat drink in a pan for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Pour the base into a bowl, garnish with the remaining blueberries, kiwi slices, apple pieces, almond paste, chia seeds and goji berries.

Chocolate Oatmeal

Yes, it is allowed (and even healthy) to satisfy your chocolate cravings first thing in the morning. Plus, you can even stock up on plenty of energy for the day while you’re at it!

Ingredients for 1 bowl:

  • 60-80g rolled oats
  • 250ml oat drink
  • 1 banana, as ripe as possible
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp nut mixture
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 2 pieces of black chocolate
  • 1 tsp peanut butter

Preparation:

  1. For the base: Mash half of the banana with a fork and simmer in a pan with rolled oats, oat drink, cocoa powder and chia seeds for 3-5 min.
  2. Pour the base into a bowl, garnish with sliced remaining banana, chopped chocolate and nuts, peanut butter and coconut flakes.

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