It’s getting colder and colder and I’m not too keen to prepare the healthy ice bowls at the moment. After my Sunday run today I made myself a breakfast that helped me through the whole day; Oatmeal!! Oatmeal is super healthy and helps you lose weight too. By eating a portion of oatmeal porridge in the morning your body and metabolism really gets a kick start! The energy from the oatmeal is slowly released into your body so that your blood sugar level remains stable. This ensures that you don’t feel hungry for a large part of the day. Oatmeal consists largely of “good” fibers (carbohydrates); the problem with “normal” carbohydrates is that they are immediately stored in a surplus as body fat. Furthermore, they are real drivers for your muscles and brains; giving you a lot of energy, both mentally and physically. And on top of this; oatmeal contains many vitamins, minerals and is rich in antioxidants. So this is what I call a Super Healthy Power Food Breakfast!!!
What do you need for one bowl of Warm Apple Oatmeal Breakfast?
- 20 minutes of your time
- Bowl/plate: 1 to serve
- Small/medium saucepan
- Small/medium frying pan
- Whole oats: 50 grams (or 5 tablespoons)
- Apple: 1 (I used a Jonagold)
- Almond milk: 200 ml
- Raisins: 2 tablespoons
- Honey or maple syrup: 1 tablespoon
- Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
- Nuts: 2 tablespoons for the topping, crushed
How to make it?
Combine the milk and oats in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and stir often (be careful, the bottom of the saucepan could get burned) until the mixture thickens. It depends a bit on the milk you use before the oats start to cook; with the almond milk it takes about five minutes to cook. If the oatmeal gets too thick, you can always add a bit more milk to the mixture.
During the cooking and thickening of the oatmeal porridge you can already clean the apple and cut it in small parts. Get the frying pan and put it on a small fire; add the apple parts, raisins, cinnamon and honey and stir until the apple gets medium to soft and brown glossy.
Tip: Before adding the raisins, you can well them a couple of minutes in hot bowling water. This way you will soften the raisins before adding them to the apple substance.
If both the oats and apple mixtures are ready, leave some apple and raisins aside for the topping. Add the rest of the apple mixture in the saucepan with oatmeal and stir all together. Scoop this combination in the bowl or plate and put the remainder of the apple mixture and nuts on top.
Tip: You can of course make more servings at the same time and eat it cold the next day; easy right!?!
Enjoy this Warm Healthy Super Power Food Apple Oatmeal Breakfast!!!