Four Essential Oatmeal Recipes

27 January, 2020
In the time of the Ancient Romans, people believed that oatmeal could give soldiers the strength they needed to go into battle.

In this article, we want to show you 4 oatmeal recipes that you won’t want to miss out on. They’re all super easy to prepare, and won’t cost you an arm and a leg when it comes to doing the grocery shopping.

We know that oatmeal is a highly nutritional cereal rich in fiber and essential amino acids that help the body to get rid of anything that doesn’t provide any benefits. Although it may seem like a very simple ingredient, in reality, it’s very versatile in the kitchen and easy to incorporate into a variety of different recipes.

Since ancient times, this cereal has been seen a dietary staple, especially during periods of food shortages. In fact, it’s estimated that it has been around for roughly 10000 years.

From a nutritional point of view, oats are a very complete food. They contain proteins and minerals (magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium). Similarly, they’re also rich in group B vitamins (such as B1 and B2) as well as vitamin E. Plus, they even contain carbohydrates, which provide six of the eight essential amino acids.

Furthermore, according to this study carried out by the Complutense University in Madrid, they can also help to protect the cardiovascular system.

Essential oatmeal recipes

1. No-bake oatmeal and chocolate cookies

oatmeal recipes

To prepare this recipe, you must have all the ingredients prepared and measured out before you get started. This is because time is an important factor. You’ll also need to cover a tray with wax paper or parchment paper.

Ingredients

This recipe makes a batch of 12 cookies.

  • 1 cup of sugar (250 g)
  • 1/2 stick of butter (150 g)
  • 1/4 cup of milk (150 mL)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of unsweetened chocolate powder (35 g)
  • 1 1/2 cups of natural oats (375 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (5 mL)
  • A pinch of salt

Preparation

  • Place the sugar, butter, milk and chocolate in a bowl. Mix everything and bring it to medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • When it begins to boil and the butter has melted, add the vanilla and the pinch of salt. Stirring constantly, allow the mixture to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the oats. Mix until they are well coated and let it cool 5 minutes.
  • Then, with an ice cream scoop, place portions of the mixture on the parchment paper, and flatten them slightly with the back of a spoon.
  • Let cool for approximately 1 hour at room temperature. If you want to speed up the process, you can place them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

See also: 11 Benefits of Oats, Plus a Breakfast Recipe

2. Oatmeal and banana pancakes

This is another of the oatmeal recipes essential for the home. It is a great alternative for a healthy breakfast since it’s tasty and rich in protein. It’s ideal for those who want to take care of their figure without giving up great taste and flavor.

Ingredients

Serves 2 people.

  • 1 teaspoon of honey (5 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (5 mL)
  • 2 large bananas (400 g approximately)
  • 3 egg whites (approximately 90 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (5 g)
  • 2 cups of oats (500 g)
  • ½ cup of water (125 mL)

Preparation

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender. Beat until blended well. It should make a slightly thick dough.
  • Then, heat a non-stick pan and put in a little of the mixture. Let cook for 2 or 3 minutes and flip.
  • Repeat the process with the entire mixture. It can be served with a little honey or powdered cinnamon.

3. Oatmeal cooked with milk

Oatmeal cooked with milk

You can make this recipe to enjoy a full and nutritious breakfast that gives you energy.

Ingredients

This alternative oatmeal recipe serves 2 people.

  • 1 cup of milk (250 mL)
  • ½ cup of oats (125 g)
  • 2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel (10 g)
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 1 to 2 inches long
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon powder

Preparation

  • Pour the cup of milk into a container.
  • Add the lemon peel and the cinnamon stick.
  • When it begins to boil, add the cup of oatmeal (keep in mind that when cooking the oats, they increase in size).
  • Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, let it stand for a while, then serve in a cup or bowl.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon on top (to taste).

We recommend you read: Try This Lactose and Gluten-Free Bread Made of Oats, Walnuts, and Bananas

4. Oatmeal, chocolate, coconut and dulce de leche bonbons

Oatmeal, chocolate, coconut and dulce de leche bonbons

Ingredients

This oatmeal recipe makes 15 bonbons.

  • 2 cups of oatmeal (500 g)
  • 5 tablespoons of dulce de leche (75 g)
  • 6 tablespoons of cocoa with sugar (90 g)
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons of milk (45 or 60 mL)
  • ½ cup of butter (125 g)
  • 1 cup of grated coconut (250 g or to taste)

Preparation

  • Place the oatmeal in a large bowl. Then, add in the milk, cocoa, the 5 tablespoons of dulce de leche and finally the butter.
  • Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • When it is completely mixed, roll it into balls with your hands and sprinkle them with coconut. Then, put them in the refrigerator for 20 or 30 minutes, and that’s it.

You simply cannot miss out on these oatmeal recipes. Oatmeal really is the queen of cereals, owing to its high nutritional value and large amounts of proteins, vitamins and other nutrients that are highly beneficial to the body.

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