Tips for the perfect oatmeal!

Oatmeal is a good option to start the day, as it has a lot of important nutrients and tends to be a bit healthier.

That’s why I started to eat oatmeal, but the first time that I tried it was just horrible! The second time too and the third was exactly the same… I asked myself what I was doing bad, and then I came to the conclusion that I don’t like oatmeal. But that was wrong! I actually love oatmeal, but there were some things that I made reeeally bad, and that’s why my relationship with oatmeal was a hate-love.

So, if you are also searching how to make a good, good, good oatmeal keep reading:

1-USE MILK!

And when I’m saying milk I mean only milk! Make your oats with water is like making your pancakes just with flour and water, that is just wrong! Use for your oatmeal just milk, and not half milk half water. I do recommend cow milk, because Your oatmeal will be creamier and also a bit more sweet. But if you are vegan, I recommend you to use flavored soya milk if you have a sweet tooth.

2-USE SWEETENER

I know, some people are just scared from sugar. But you can substitute sugar for honey or also stevia. A very ripe banana or some kind of sweet fruit melted in your oats will work, actually any kind of ingredient that gives this sweet flavor. The thing is not to forget it! Without anything it will taste bad, and you will hate oatmeal for your whole life.

3-USE TOPPINGS

Oatmeal can be really boring or really interesting/different/funny. It depends in the toppings that you use, you can try a lot of combinations! Play with all the possibilities and make the best oatmeal for you. One thing that I love is to make traditional sweets in an oatmeal form, for example carrot cake oatmeal, just delicious! You can add fruits, any kind of butters, nuts, coconut… Try new things!

4-TRY DIFFERENT WAYS TO COOK IT

If you anyway don’t like oatmeal, and you tried all these tips, try to cook it the other form! Try baked oatmeal recipes, or overnight oats! I’m sure you will like some kind of oatmeal!

           

If you tried all this tips and you don’t liked it, maby oatmeal is just not for you! But the life goes on.

Healthy Croissants recipe!

Well, I have just 3 words for this recipe; Yummy and healthy. Just perfect!

This croissants are crispy and the flavor is fantastic and yes this is a healthier option, for this persons that are trying to eat healthier! Well I always think a healthy diet/lifestyle has healthy and unhealthy food, but this is another topic that I pretty much think I will talk about. But now let’s see this amazing recipe!

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Ingredients:

Fat layer:
100 g unsalted butter
125 g plain cream cheese

Dough:
250 g whole wheat flour
1 egg (vegan option: 1 tsp. yeast+1 cup lukewarm water)
4 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Note: Maby you will need some extra water to make the dough workable, make sure this water is not cold just at room temperature.

Instructions:

Softened the butter and cream cheese, and stir together to combine. Roll into a large, flat square about 6″ (~15 cm) wide between two pieces of plastic wrap. Store on a flat surface in the fridge for 15 to 30 minutes to let it firm up.

Meanwhile, prepare the dough by stirring all ingredients together and kneading it into an smooth, elastic ball. Roll out into a rectangle about 7″ by 14″ or 17.5 by 35 cm large. The idea is to get it slightly larger than twice the size of the butter layer.

Place the chilled butter layer on one side of the rolled out dough and fold the other side over so that the butter is sandwiched between two layers of dough. Make sure there are no air pockets between dough and butter and pinch the sides to seal the butter in.

Roll the dough out a bit so that it becomes a rectangle with one set of edges longer than the original mesure. Fold into three like a letter, wrap loosely with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for anywhere between 1 to 8 hours. Repeat this roll, fold, and chill process again three to four more times.

When the final dough has had time to chill and rise slightly in the fridge, it is ready to be rolled out, cut, and shaped into a croissant. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a layer just less than 0.5″ or 1 cm thick.

Cut into triangles and add a small slit at the base of the triangle to help with even baking. Roll into crescents starting at the base, and place on a lined baking sheet. Allow to rise at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours and bake in a 350F or 175C  oven for 20 – 25 min. Let it cool just 5-8 min and enjoy!

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Healthy Cinnamon Rolls recipe!

I know, I actually was taking a break of posting… But I missed you! Haha, I think I will post recipes but not that often as before this little break. Maby 1 recipe each week or maby 2, but not more because I have to focus on my recovery as well!

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But anyway today I’m here with this fantastic recipe,  wich is; Healthy Cinnamon Rolls! They are really good and taste almost like the original ones! Actually this is a healthier option, but anyway let’s start with the recipe!

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Ingredients:

-2 cup white whole wheat flour

-2½ teaspoons baking powder

-½ teaspoon salt

-5 tablespoons applesauce, vegan butter or margarine

-¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

-1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

-6 tablespoons brown, divided

-1 tablespoon melted vegan butter or margarine

-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions:

1-Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit or 200 degrees. Grease an 8-inch pie pan and set aside.
2-In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Using pastry blender, cut the applesauce, vegan butter or margarine into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. I you don’t have a pastry blender just use a fork to cut in to butter. Chill for ten minutes.
3-Combine 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
4-After the ten minutes, fetch the bowl from the fridge and add in the unsweetened almond milk or soya milk, apple cider vinegar, and 3 tablespoons brown sugar and stir until combined, making sure not to overwork the dough. If the dough is too dry to incorporate all the flour, add in one more tablespoon of milk. Turn out the dough on a clean, lightly floured surface and knead 4 times. Again, make sure not to overwork the dough.
5-Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a large rectangle of ¼ inch thickness. Brush the dough with 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine. Evenly sprinkle the sugar cinnamon mixture over the dough. Starting with the long side, gently roll the dough up into a log. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 12 equal rolls. Place the rolls into the prepared pie pan and bake in the oven at 400 Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, or until golden. Let cool and enjoy!

I take a break….

Hello dear readers! Although I love writing in this blog I have to take a break to work more on my health. As you may know I’m fighting against anorexia and I think it would be the best for my health if I take a break of this, as this is a healthy food blog does not help me to make steps forward. Hope you understand it, and have a lovely day!