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Everyday Oat Bowl

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

Got oats? If the miraculous whole grain is still not part of your meal, do not wait. Give this incredible grain a chance. In general, whole grains provide many health benefits, and whole oat grain is the star of all whole grains. Oatmeal is high in fiber, improves diet quality, reduces cholesterol, natural immunity booster, rich in several vitamins B1, B3, B5, Folate, and minerals like iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, and manganese. Eating oats ensures healthy gut bacteria, controls blood glucose, maintains a healthy weight, and protects against colon cancer. Thanks to beta-glucan fiber, that makes this grain so unique. You can find three types of oats in stores. Steel-cut oat, Rolled oats, and instant oat. Among all these, steel-cut oats have the best taste and texture. Rolled oats are steamed and flattened oats and can be used if you want breakfast in few minutes. Besides, rolled oat is suitable for overnight oatmeal preparation. I grind rolled oats in a blender if I need oat flour for a quick recipe. I avoid using instant oats because they lack both taste and texture.


It's no secret, oats are a great way to start a day, so food manufacturers came up with a chemical-laden sweet and savory variety of instant oats. Always check the ingredient list before buying oats. Make sure you purchase non-GMO, Whole grain oats without added preservatives, artificial flavors, and colors. Mostly all boxes and bags of oats come with cooking instructions on them. You can always follow the instructions and cook accordingly and add your favorite toppings of colorful fruits, nuts, and seeds to suit your palate. I love to cook my oats in water. You can use any plant-based milk of choice. I usually omit to add sweeteners as fruits like bananas and berries naturally sweeten it up. This lovely breakfast is endlessly customizable. Go ahead, explore and enjoy.

Preparation time - 5mins

Cook time – 10 mins

Total time – 15 mins

Serves- 2

Ingredients:

Rolled/ steel cut oats - ½ cup

Water/ plant-based milk – For Rolled oats - 1 cup

For steel-cut oats- 2 cups

Cinnamon – ¼ tsp (powdered)

For toppings:

Banana – 1 (sliced)

Apple- 2 ( chopped)

Walnuts- 7-8 ( chopped)

Chia seeds – 1 tbsp.

Flaxseed – 1 tbsp. (powdered)

Sweetener

(Maple syrup/ jaggery/ coconut palm sugar / honey ) – 1 tsp (optional)


Directions:

1. Boil water or milk.

2. Stir oats in it.

3. Add cinnamon powder.

4. cook rolled oats for 5 mins or steel-cut oats for 15 mins.

4. Serve in a bowl with your favorite toppings.

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