Yup, I am going to be talking all about oatmeal and the soon to be breakfast of your dreams. Ahhh… oatmeal. It is both nutritious and delicious.
2 types of popular oats are steel cut oats and rolled oats. The texture of each is different, for steel cut oats are sliced into pieces from groats while rolled oats are groats that are steamed then rolled into flakes.
There are many benefits of oatmeal. They are high in fiber, packed with vitamins and minerals, and have antioxidants. In addition, they lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, protect the skin against irritation, reduce constipation, and keep you full.
So… how do you turn a boring bowl of oats into a colorful and flavorful dreamy bowl? I am sure most of you have found OatTok on TikTok:) Here are some ideas:
Add in fruit.
Berries Galore!- Blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries are some easy options.
Banana- Banana can act as a natural sweetener in oatmeal. Mash half into the oatmeal and top it with the other half of the banana.
Any fruit that you enjoy will do!
Add in some nuts, seeds, nut butter, or seed butter.
Cashews, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts are some tasty options.
Nut butters contribute to a cozy flavor, and if you are allergic to nuts, you can even use seed butters such as sun butter!
Add in yogurt.
Stirring yogurt into a bowl of stovetop oats or mixing it into overnight oats makes the oatmeal creamier- I love using greek yogurt because it has a tangy flavor.
Add in spices
Cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and nutmeg are some of my favorite spices.
As you can see above, the amount of add-ins are numerous. Oatmeal is such a versatile food that can cater to anyone’s taste buds. I hope you try it and top it off with anything that you like!