“These are the yummest (yes I know! I’m quoting though!) oats I’ve ever had!”
The ever so happy statement bursting from my mans mouth as he chowed down my ultra healthy version of traditional oats!
Here’s the deal:
1xMilk of choice
Chopped pear – added at beginning of cooking
1 chopped banana – also added at beginning of cooking
Local Bush Honey – added once cooked
Mix of pumpkin, sunflower seeds, dried fruit and nuts- added at end of cooking
Note : Whatever quantity of oats you feel is right per serve, match for the milk& water (eg 1/3 cup oats would have 1/3 cup water AND 1/3 cup milk added)
To a pot add the pear, banana, oats, milk and water.
Bring to the boil, stirring.
Reduce heat to simmer until thick and creamy and desired consistency.
Pour into a bowl. Add your preferred amount and type of honey, dried fruit, nuts and seeds, plus extra milk if desired.
DIG IN! 🙂
This delicious winter warmer is LOADED with goodness, energy & is guaranteed to keep you motoring all morning long! Oats are a fantastic source of a type of fibre known as beta-glucan, which is proven to reduce cholesterol levels and aid in the management of blood sugar levels. Therefore if you have diabetes or heart disease, or are trying to prevent these, oats are your friend! 🙂
They are also rich in anti-oxidant compounds unique to oats known as avenanthramides. SO they are ultra anti-ageing and heart-protecting! 🙂
Local honey’s are known for their wonderful anti-bacterial qualities, as well as helping with any kind of environmental allergic/hay fever reactions.
Making the oats on milk adds protein, as well as creamy goodness, and you can choose whatever type of milk you fancy!
The dried fruit, nuts and seeds add even more anti-oxidant protection, fibre, protein, essential fats and a delicious nutty flavour and texture.
Banana and pear add natural sweetness, slow release energy as well as more creaminess.
I hope you enjoy this little variation of a good old favourite and do be sure to send in your feedback! 🙂
Some cinnamon would also be a delicious and nutritious addition! 🙂
Dietitian~Counsellor~Psychology of Eating Coach