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How to cook oatmeal | 3 oatmeal flavor ideas

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Today I’m going to show you how to make oatmeal with 3 different variations. These healthy oatmeal recipes are easy, delicious, high protein, low on added sugar-free, and also great for back-to-school or work meal prep! You can cook them or make them ahead, and make overnight oatmeal.

If you use plant-based milk alternative and vegan protein powder these can be great vegan breakfast options.

These oatmeal recipes are low on added sugar, the recipes themselves do not contain sugar. Only if you drizzle some maple syrup, agave syrup, or honey on top for extra sweetness. The dark chocolate contains some amount of sugar, plus cherry jam. You can totally switch the chocolate and the jam to sugar-free alternatives.

Oatmeal is an excellent healthy breakfast option because it is quick to make (you can make it ahead), contains complex carbs, and is an excellent source of protein and healthy fats. A nice oatmeal breakfast will provide you steady energy for hours, without large blood sugar spikes.

Is oatmeal a good breakfast?

Oatmeal can be a wonderfully nutritious breakfast food. It is best to choose varieties of oatmeal that are less processed and to limit added sugars. A bowl of cooked oatmeal breaks down to become energy that’s slowly absorbed by your body. And that means it’s energy that will last.

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Happy cooking! Bon appétit!

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Oatmeal ideas

Oatmeal Ingredients

Oatmeal base (3 portions)

  • 150 g rolled oats (1 and 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons)
  • 3 dl water (1,2 cup)
  • 3 dl milk of your choice (plant-based or cows)
  • 3 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons protein powder of your choice (optional…this is my post-run meal so I prefer to use protein powder)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of vanilla bean powder

Bounty bar flavor

  • 4 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • pinch of vanilla bean powder
  • 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
  • dark chocolate (melted)

Banana peanut butter

  • 1 banana
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter (unsweetened)

Cherry-jam and chocolate

  • cherry jam
  • dark chocolate (melted)

Stovetop Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, add the oats and the milk, and water. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and add the flaxseed, cinnamon, and vanilla bean powder, and protein powder. Cook, stirring occasionally until the oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid, about 5-8 minutes.  Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 2-5 minutes.

Overnight Oats

  1. Place all ingredients into a large glass container and mix until combined. Cover the glass container with a lid or plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Toppings can be added the night before or immediately before serving. You can reheat it for a few minutes if you don’t like cold oats.

After the base is done you can add the various toppings.

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