Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

How To Cook Oatmeal – with Quick Cooking Oats

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats – also known as instant oats
  • 2 cups water, milk or a combination of both

In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Stir in 1 cup quick cooking oats. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Cover and let stand about 30 seconds before serving.

How To Cook Oatmeal – with Steel-Cut Oats

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups water

In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup steel-cut oats and 3 cups water, bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until the oats are just tender and the liquid is nearly absorbed. Remove the sauce pan from heat and let stand, covered for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe 1: Metabolism Boosting Apple Pie Oatmeal

This delicious healthy oatmeal recipe is sweet, creamy, and satisfying and will start your day with a nice warm tummy. Best of all, it tastes like a slice of apple pie!

1 cup old fashioned or steel cut oatmeal

2 cups almond milk

1 apple thinly sliced then cut into thirds (basically thin bite sized pieces)

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons maple syrup (optional)

1 cup unsweetened apple sauce (if you have the little cups each is 1/2 cup)

In a medium sauce pan combine the almond milk, oatmeal, cinnamon and maple syrup, heat on low until most of the milk is absorbed (stir as needed), once most of the milk is absorbed add in the apple sauce and stir together. If you like your apples soft add them in now too, if you like some crunch wait until you are about to serve to stir in. Once all the apple sauce and milk is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes total, remove from heat and serve.

Each serving has: 309 calories, 5 g fats, 8 g fiber, 6 g protein, and 62 g carbs.

Recipe 2: Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast treats that my family loves, too. It warms you up on a cold day, and makes your belly feel good without making you feel sluggish or heavy.

I have been running through the list of Quaker Oatmeal Packets, and Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal use to be my favorite. I want to remind you all that the little packets have preservatives and thickening agents plus 13 grams of sugar vs. this recipe only 7 grams of sugar, not the best choice in food if you ask me.

The packets use quick oats, I have recently switched to Old Fashioned oats not because of any nutritional reasons, but because they are so much tastier, bigger and do not turn to mush.

If you love quick oats by all means use them instead of rolled oats in this healthy oatmeal recipe.

Makes one serving of Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. maple syrup

1/2 tsp. dark brown sugar

In a small sauce pan get 1 cup of water boiling, add the oatmeal and cinnamon and reduce to low. Stir once in a while until all the water is absorbed. Add in the maple syrup and mix together. Move oatmeal to a bowl, sprinkle with brown sugar and serve.

Each serving has: 176 calories, 3 g fat, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein, 33 g carbs.

Recipe 3: Breakfast Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The oatmeal and cinnamon both boost your metabolism, this makes for a great way to get heart healthy oatmeal recipes into your diet!

If you want to make 30 little cookies that will work great too, just bake for 10-15 minutes and use a tablespoon to make them into ping-pong sized balls. Also try my Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Cookies, they are delicious and always the hit at parties!

Makes 15 Breakfast Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

¾ cup organic all-purpose flour

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. sea salt

2 tbsp. unsalted butter at room temp

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce

2 cups quick oats

1 cup raisins

1 tsp. cinnamon

Spray 2-3 cookie sheets with baking spray. In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a large bowl or standing mixer whip butter and sugar, add in egg and vanilla. Add in apple sauce and ⅓ cup of water. Now you can add the dry flour mixture, mix until just combined. Add in the oats and raisins and mix until just combined. Place in fridge for 15 minutes minimum or overnight.

Pre-heat oven to 350, using an ice cream scoop dollop out tennis ball sized (YEP!) dollops of cookie dough, give enough room for a little spreading. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.

Each serving (1 cookie) has: 172 calories, 2 g fat, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein, 34 g carbs.

Recipe 4: Banana and Almond Butter Oatmeal

I love the combination of peanut butter, bananas and honey. When I was little my mom would combine the three for me in a sandwich, so this banana and almond butter oatmeal combo is one of those nostalgic meals that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and bring me back to an easier time in my life. In my quest for new metabolism boosting meals, I came up with this little number. I recommend almond butter for weight loss vs. peanut butter.

2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1 cup steel cut or old fashioned oatmeal

1 banana thinly sliced

2 tablespoons almond butter

2 teaspoons honey (optional)

In a medium sauce pan combine the almond milk and oatmeal, heat on low until most of the liquid is absorbed. Add in 1/2 of the banana slices and the almond butter, mix together and let the oatmeal soak up the rest of the milk. Remove from the heat, move to two bowls, top with the remaining banana slices and drizzle with honey.

Each serving has: 375 calories, 6 g fat, 8 g fiber, 8 g protein, 66 g carbs.

Recipe 5: Strawberry Banana Oatmeal

One of the keys to clean eating is getting what’s in season whenever you can, when strawberries are in season they inexpensive and much more flavorful than when you purchase out of season. So be sure to make this dish when you can get the berries in season, if you are using frozen strawberries see the recipe above, it’s more conducive to using frozen.

1 3/4 cups water

1 cup quick oats

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 teaspoon honey

4 large strawberries

1 small banana

Thinly slice the strawberries and banana, set aside.

In a medium saucepan bring the water to a boil add the oats, cinnamon and nutmeg, reduce to low and stir occasionally until all the water is absorbed. Once the water is absorbed remove from heat, stir in the honey.

Plate the oatmeal and top with sliced strawberries and bananas.

Each serving has: 150 calories, 1.5 g fat, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein, 33 g carbs.

Recipe 6: Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal

This Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal recipe is one of my new favorite healthy oatmeal recipes. This easy, metabolism boosting antioxidant filled breakfast is easy and delicious! If you have frozen blueberries they will work well too, just defrost overnight in the fridge.

2 cups water or milk

1 cup old fashioned oatmeal

20 blueberries (1 oz.)

2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon real vanilla extract

1 teaspoon honey

In a small sauce pan combine water and oatmeal, bring to a boil, cover and reduce to low until all water is absorbed. While the oatmeal is doing its thing smash 10 blueberries with the back of a spoon in a small bowl, mix in yogurt, vanilla and honey and set aside.

When the oatmeal has absorbed all the water turn off heat and add the yogurt mixture to the oatmeal and fold together. Drop half of the remaining berries into the bottom of 2 small bowls, top with oatmeal and garnish with your remaining berries.

Each serving has: 178 calories, 3 g fat, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein, 33 g carbs.

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