4 Oatmeal Recipes that will give you a Morning Boost

Oatmeal is considered to be the healthiest and delicious food for breakfast. People who like to stick to a healthy meal plan include it in their breakfast along with other hearty staples like eggs and Greek yogurt. Fighters, athletes, fitness freaks, and people looking to lose weight all prefer oatmeal because of its nutritional value and great taste.

Oatmeal Nutrition

Oatmeal is abundant in healthy nutrients, including protein, complex carbohydrates, and polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. It is rich in fiber (one cup of dry oats packs a solid eight grams). It is also packed with vitamins, minerals, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin E.

Oatmeal for Weight Loss

Oatmeal is ideal for weight loss as the body digests oatmeal at a slower pace, keeping blood sugar levels stable, your energy levels rise, and decreases your hunger cravings. You feel fuller till afternoon and will be able to resist the temptation to snack. A good oatmeal breakfast is part of a clean eating diet plan that will help you drop weight easily.

We have compiled 4 great recipes of oatmeal to make your breakfast healthy and delicious every day.

1.      Cranberries and Oatmeal

Cranberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and a host of other nutrients. Combine them with oatmeal and you have a nutritious breakfast that will be a good source of every dietary element that you need throughout the day.

Ingredients

  • Oats, 7 tablespoons
  • Cranberries, 1/2 a cup
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • Sugar-free vanilla almond milk, 2/3 cup
  • Coconut, 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut sugar, 10 tablespoons

How to make it

  • Put the coconut oil in a pan and mix only 2 tablespoons of oats with it. Cook it for about 3 minutes and remove it.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar and leave to cool. This will make the crumble.
  • Put all the other ingredients in a pan and cook until all the liquid is gone and the cranberries pop open. About 7 minutes should do it.
  • Serve the oatmeal in a bowl with the crumble sprinkled on top.

2.   Coconut and Strawberry Oatmeal

Coconut and strawberry creates a healthy combination and is great for metabolism and taste delicious! Rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids both combined with oats give you a complete meal for the entire day.

Ingredients

  • Oats, 1/2 cup
  • Strawberries, 1 cup
  • Coconut milk, 2/3 cup
  • Shredded coconut, 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon

How to make it

  • Mix coconut milk, oatmeal, half of the shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and part of the strawberries in a pan.
  • Cook on medium heat. The berries will break down in about 8 minutes.
  • Pour it in a bowl and serve with a topping of remaining strawberries and coconut.

3.      Baked Apple Oatmeal

Oatmeal with an extra dose of fiber from sliced apples is a great way to start your day. The amazing thing about this recipe is that you can make a bigger batch and put them in the fridge, they can be reheated on another day.

Ingredients

  • Oats, 1/2 cup
  • Sugar-free vanilla almond milk, 3/4 cup
  • Cardamom, 2 teaspoons
  • Ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons
  • Apple butter, 2 teaspoons
  • 2 apples, medium-sized
  • Chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons
  • Raisins, 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut sugar, 1 tablespoon

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the top of the apples, carefully, and hollow them out with a spoon. Cut the scooped apple into small pieces.
  • Put the apples in an oven dish.
  • Mix almond milk, spices, apple butter, pieces of apple, coconut sugar, and the oatmeal in a pan. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and mix in the pecans and raisins.
  • Pour this mixture into the apples.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon on top and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with a spoon.

4.      Banana Bread Oatmeal

Banana bread oatmeal is a great alternative when you’re craving a bit of banana heaven but want to watch the waistline. Infused with potassium and other nutrients from the bananas, this sweet but harmless oatmeal has omega-3 fatty acids, which is essential for physical fitness.

Ingredients

  • Bananas, 3
  • Oats, 1 1/2 cups
  • Coconut sugar, 1/4 cup
  • Chopped walnuts, 2 oz
  • Coconut oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Cacao nibs, 2 tablespoons
  • Ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon
  • Ground allspice, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cardamom, 1 teaspoon

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Slice 2 bananas.
  • Pour the coconut oil on the banana slices, lightly.
  • Sprinkle allspice, cardamom, half the cinnamon, and coconut sugar. Stir the mixture.
  • Put the slices in a pan and cook for 5 minutes, then remove them from heat.
  • The remaining banana should be mashed with a fork.
  • Put the almond milk and remaining cinnamon in the mashed banana and whisk well.
  • Now add the oats and walnuts to the mix.
  • Pour the mixture into an oven dish.
  • Place the banana slices on the top.
  • The bread should be ready in about 40 minutes of baking.

Try all 4 recipes one by one and see which one is the most refreshing. If oatmeal is not your favorite food, then browse through these amazing smoothie bowls that are just as healthy and will tantalize your taste buds.