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Breakfast Recipe; oatmeal

Since I’ve got a lot of questions about my diet, I will start posting my recipes here on a regular basis. Keep an eye on this website to stay up to date on my recipes.

Today I will start with a very simple recipe. It is one I use almost every single day, since I eat oatmeal almost every morning. I think everyone knows the benefits of oatmeal. Oats are among the healthiest grains known. They’re a gluten-free and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies have shown that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits, including weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease. Furthermore, they are very nutritious and filling and will cause your hunger to stay away longer compared to a lot of other breakfast routines.

 

The Recipe

When it comes to oatmeal, I use a variety of recipes to keep things interesting. You can use both water or (non-fat/low-fat) milk when cooking oats. You can use both the microwave or the stovetop. However, I prefer to use the stovetop since it makes the oatmeal a bit more creamy.

  • Fill two small coffee cups with either water or milk pour it in a small saucepan.
  • Stir in 1 cup oats and reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes.

When you’re a small eater, you can make less, using the same distribution. For example, one cup of water or milk and half a cup of oats.

Toppings

For oatmeals, you can use a variety of toppings, which makes it quite a versatile breakfast dish.

Fruit:

  • Dried fruit (such as raisins, cranberries, cherries or chopped apricots or dates
  • Fresh or frozen berries
  • Applesauce
  • Jam or preserves
  • Chopped or sliced fresh fruit (such as bananas or apples)

Nuts & Seeds:

  • Almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios or peanuts
  • Sesame seeds, ground flaxseeds or chia seeds

Sweeteners:

  • Maple syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey

Spices:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom

Dairy:

  • Add more calcium by topping with a little bit of yogurt or milk

Personal Favorites

What I personally love to do is slice a banana and stir it in the saucepan while cooking the oats. When you do this, the banana flavor really gets into the oats and it makes the meal also a bit more creamy.

 

I hope you enjoy these kind of posts and stay tuned for more!

 

by Robert Mitchell

Blogpost about the recipes Robert Mitchell uses to lose weight. In today's post we talk about a variety of oatmeal recipes.

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