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.

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Coconut-Banana oatmeal recipe!

Today I woke up with a beautiful view! All full of snow, just amazing! As I’m from Spain I’ve never seen so much snow hahaha. So beautiful! But now let’s go to the recipe; I was a bit unsure about this combination, but the result was just perfect! A creamy oatmeal with coconut flakes and some banana chunks, delicious! So let’s see the recipe;

Ingredients:

-1 ripe banana

-1 cup milk (250 ml)

-1/2 cup oats (40-50 gr)

-1 tbsp. brown sugar or honey

-2-3 drops vanilla extract

-pinch salt

Topping:

-1 tbsp. coconut flakes

-Few slices of the banana

Instructions:

In a small sauce-pan at medium-heat, put the oats and the milk and stir until it starts to thicken, then put the sugar, the vanilla extract and stir well until is all well combined. Then put the banana cut in slices (reserve few slices for the topping). Start to smash the banana and stir well. The banana will start to melt but is faster if you smash it a bit. Stir well until the banana is melted in the oats, then serve in a cereal bowl and top with the banana slices and the tbsp. coconut. Enjoy!

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Apple Pie Oatmeal recipe!

I promise, the next post wont be an oatmeal haha.

Sorry for my obsession with oatmeal but I have to share this recipe with you, because if you like apple pie this is the best recipe for you!

Sometimes I just want a pice of cake for breakfast, but I have any cake there… So that’s the reason of this fabulous recipe! The combination of all these ingredients make the perfect oatmeal with… Apple pie flavor! Just one word, perfect. Let’s see how I made it!

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup oats (40-50gr)

-1 cup milk (250ml)

-About a tsp. cinnamon

-1/2 tsp. butter

-1 tbsp. honey (You can use brown sugar as well, about 1-2 tbsp.)

-1 small apple

-Pinch salt

For the topping:

Some extra honey and some extra cinnamon. You can also top with a couple of nuts, like walnuts.

Instructions:

Put in a small saucepan at medium-heat, the milk and the oats. While the oats are cooking, if your apple isn’t sweet at all put it in another small saucepan at high.heat with 1 tsp. sugar and mix good until the apple is a bit brown. When the oats start to thicken, put all the ingredients and stir well. When it has the best consistency for you, remove it from the heat and serve it in a cereal bowl with some extra honey and cinnamon. You can top it also with some nuts. Enjoy!

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Carrot Cake oatmeal recipe!

Couple a days ago I posted a Healthy Carrot Cake recipe , so now come the same recipe but in a oatmeal form! Because carrot cake is way to good to eat it only when we bake it, so if you want to taste this special flavor in your oatmeal this is the recipe for you! A big bowl of warm oatmeal and with the same flavor as a carrot cake? So good! Let’s see the recipe:

Ingridients:

-For one serving-

-40 or 50gr oats

-250ml milk

-1 tsp cinammon (if you don’t want a strong flavor just 1/2 tsp)

-Pinch salt

-1/2 carrot

-Handfull crashed walnuts

-1/2 vegan butter or margarine (you can use butter as well)

-2 tbsp brown sugar

Topping:

-A couple crashed walnuts

-A bit cinammon

Instructions:

Put in a small saucepan at medium heat the milk and the oats and stir well until it starts to thicken, then put the other ingridients (except the ingridients for the topping). Mix good until are well combined, then put the oatmeal in a cereal bowl and top with the crashed walnuts and a bit of cinammon. Let it cool just for 2-3 min to not burn your tongue haha. And of course, enjoy!

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Cinammon Roll Oatmeal recipe!

Since I lerned to make good oatmeal I can’t stop eating it! Is always so good to eat something warm in these cold mornings…And as I’m always reaaaally hungry in the morning this is a good option to satisfy me. But now stop “talking” about me and let’s start “talking” about the recipe! This recipe is perfect for the cinammon lovers, more specifically for the cinammon roll lovers! So, if you have time in the morning and you love cinammon try this recipe;

Ingridients:

For the oatmeal

-1/2 cup oats (40-50gr)

-1 cup milk (250ml)

-1,5 tbsp brown sugar

-1/2  tbsp white sugar

-pinch salt

-pinch cinammon

For the topping

-1,5 tbsp brown sugar (this tastes waay better with brown sugar)

-1 tsp. melted butter (for a healthier option, vegan butter or margarine)

-1 tsp cinammon

Instructions:

Oatmeal:

1-In a small saucepan add milk, sugars, salt and cinammon and bring it to boil over medium heat.

2-Add in the oats, then stir until the oatmeal begins to thicken (3-5 minutes)

3-Remove from the heat and put it in a cereal bowl, let it sit for 3 minutes.

Topping:

In a small bowl combine the melted butter, brown sugar and cinammon until is well combined. Then top the oatmela with it.

Enjoy!

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Best Nutella-Vanilla-Cookie Oatmeal recipe!

As you might know I used to hate cooked oatmeal, I always said baked is the only yummy way to eat it… But this recipe has made me change my mind! You know, I tryed a lot of oatmeal or porridge recipes and they were always so bad… But now I understend why, where was the sweetness?!? As I started to try to make porridge in a really bad place with my ed, I always took the lower calorie option… Only water and oats. Really bad! So I’ve lerned the lesson, always use sweetener! And more if you have a sweet tooth. But now stop ”talking” and let’s start with this amazing recipe!

Ingridients:

-1/2 oats (40gr)

-1 cup milk (250ml)

-2 package vanilla sugar (16gr)

-Vanilla extract (as much as you like, but do not overdo haha)

For the topping:

3 vanilla cookies (or more I would use more, but I hadn’t any cookie more)

1 tsp nutella (This gives more sweetness and for me is a must in this recipe, I don’t know if without would be that good!)

Instructions:

Put in a small casserol at high heat the oats and the milk, stir well untill it has the best consistency for you. Then remove it from the heat, put the vanilla sugar and  the vanilla extract and stir well. Put the porridge in a bowl and top with cookies and nutella. The best way to eat it is, mixing good the nutella and the cookies in the bowl so that all the flavors are spread in the whole porridge. And ofcourse, enjoy!

(The photo does not have the nutella because it looks bad, but I puted it after making the photo)

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Nutella-Banana baked oatmeal recipe!

Today another baked oatmeal recipe because, I just have to share with you this new creation wich I just love! Banana and nutella is one of the best combinations ever, just dip your banana in nutella and you will understend me. Also, banana with chocolate is pretty good but with nutella is way better! If you love this combination and you love baked oatmeal too this is the perfect recipe for you! Just keep reading:

Ingridients:

-50gr oats

-1/2 banana (if you want to top it with more banana take 3/4)

-125 ml milk

-1 tsp nutella (or even more haha)

-10gr almonds (or if you want more chocolate add chocolate chips!)

Instructions:

Mash the banana and if you want to top it with it save 1/4 for the topping. Then mix all the ingridients in a cereal bowl. Put them in a ovenproof bowl, and put it in the oven at 180 degrees or 350 F° for 20 minutes. Let it cool, personally I prefer to let it cool the whole night it tastes way better than warm! But maby you like it more warm, just try. And of course don’t forget to enjoy it!

Notes: If you want more nutella flavor then banana put minimum 2 tsp!

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Cookie dough baked oatmeal!

When I started to eat oats the first baked oatmeal that I made, was this amzing recipe! It tastes sweet and just perfect if you want something sweet but healthy too! I make it always the night before, because it takes a bit of time and when I wake up I’m really not in the mood to prepare it haha. But I have to say I made it one day in the morning and ate it just after it was baked, and it tastes way better if you let it cool the whole night! But now let’s see the recipe wich is way more important!

Ingridients:

-50gr oats

-2-3 drops vanilla extract

-11gr honey

-60gr apple sauce

-60ml milk

-23gr chocolate chips

-Pinch salt

Instructions:

In a cereal bowl or mixing bowl put the oats and the milk mix it a little bit and then add the apple sauce, mix until the dough is well combined. Then add the honey, mix, then add the vanilla and the salt mix until is all well mixed. Put the chocolate chips and give it a little mix to spread it throughout the dough. Put the dough in a ovenproof bowl and bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees or 356 fahrenheit. Let it cool (for my opinion is better to let it cool the whole night) and ofcourse enjoy!

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Vanilla baked oatmeal recipe for one!

The oats are really good for our bodies and they have a lot of benefits for us, that’s because I wanted to start eating them! So, I decided to make me a oat porridge… But, it was just disgusting for me! I kept trying and trying but I couldn’t find any recipe wich tasted good for my tase, so I decided to baked it! And was the best idea! It turns like a spongy cake, and it is yummy and healthy! There is any better way for me to eat oats hahaha, so let’s see the recipe!

Vanilla baked oatmeal:

Ingridients:

-100gr vanilla yogurt

-80 to 100ml milk

-50 gr oats

-1 teespoon bakin powder or bakin soda

-1 egg White

-8gr (one sack) vanilla sugar

-10 gr chocolate chips or ground almonds

Preparation:

Mix all the ingridients in a mixingbowl, you can put the choc chips or almonds in the dough or as a topping. 

Then put the dough in a bowl that can be put in the oven (it can be a cake mold too), but is important that the bowl or mold is not too big for the dough.

Put it in the oven for 180 degrees for 25 minutes then let it cold and enjoy!