Oatmeal/ porridge is a staple in anyone’s diet who is involved in fitness or healthy eating and for good reasons; it’s a good carb source, its quick and easy to make, tastes good, filling, and relatively low-calorie.

Personally I have oatmeal everyday for my breakfast. I must admit though sometimes I do get bored with the same old plane oatmeal, and it can even sometimes throw me off my diet, because if you’re not enjoying your meals it’s not sustainable.

So in this article I decided to list 3 tasty and creative oatmeal dishes, that I turn to, whenever I get bored with my regular oatmeal.


 

1. Banana-Nut Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1 cup waterSlow-Cooker-Banana-Nut-Oatmeal-The-Lemon-Bowl
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Method:

  • Cook your oatmeal as normal.
  • Top with banana slices, walnuts, and cinnamon.

Nutritional Information:

Per 1 Serving:

  • Calories:  310
  • Fat:  8 g
  • Protein:  8 g
  • Carbs:  57 g

Peanut Butter & Berries Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder, (use whatever flavour you want, I used vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup berries, (choose whatever berries you want, Personally I use strawberries)
  • 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon powdered peanut butter

Method:

  • Mash the berries with a fork, to make a jam consistency.
  • Add oats, water, protein powder, and powdered peanut butter.
  • Microwave the mixture until at your desired thickness, and is hot.
  • Stir and top with peanut butter. Add more berries on top!

Nutritional Information:PBJOats2

Per 1 serving

  • Calories:  317
  • Fat:  12.7 g
  • Carbs:  29.4 g
  • Protein:  23.6 g

 


Baked Oatmeal

For those of us who find the texture of oatmeal displeasing but still want the health benefits of the food, try baked oatmeal bars! It tastes like a mixture of a chewy snack bar and a creamy bowl of oats.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powderBaked-Oatmeal-with-Apples-and-Raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Cooking spray

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius/ 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add 2 cups of uncooked quick-cooking oats, 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup of raisins, 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder in a medium bowl and mix.
  • Then add the milk, applesauce, butter, and egg in a second bowl and mix.
  • Add the two mixes together and stir.
  • Pour oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information:

Servings:  5

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories:  281
  • Fat:  7.6g
  • Protein:  7g
  • Carbs:  48.8g

 


There you have it. I hope this makes your oatmeal a little bit more exciting!

Thank you for reading.

If you have any other great oatmeal recipes, make sure to comment, as I would love to try them.

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