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Healthy Toasted Oats Recipe & Benefits

Healthy Toasted Oats Recipe & Benefits

Are you are looking for a prebiotic-rich breakfast that is low-effort? In that case, this healthy oats recipe is for you! This delicious recipe is not only healthy, but it can even help to boost weight management too. In fact, there are many healthy oatmeal recipes out there that can offer the same health benefits.

Do you have a busy schedule? Then why not opt for this healthy oats recipe that essentially cooks itself? While there is no cooking involved. There is limited preparation required. It is exceptionally easy and only takes a small amount of time to prepare – perfect for busy people!

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In this article:

  1. Toasted Oats Cereal Recipe
  2. What Are Rolled Oats?
  3. An Alternative for Granola?
  4. Are Oats Healthy?
  5. Kinds of Oats and Their Nutrition Value

Delicious Toasted Oats Recipe for a Healthy Breakfast

Toasted Oats Cereal Recipe

Toasted Oats Recipe for a Healthy Breakfast

If you like oat granola or oatmeal for breakfast, then you'll love having toasted oats as another healthy meal option! Good old-fashioned rolled oats are great breakfast food options for your gut since they're filled with so many nutrients. Make it even more exciting by topping it with Greek yogurt, chia seeds, or even dark chocolate chips. This healthy oats recipe is fully customizable, so whatever you fancy adding to your breakfast – go for it!

Gut-Health Hack: Did you know whole oats are a great source of prebiotic fiber? They’re also packed with protein, Vitamin E, plus a wide range of nutrients. Follow this recipe for toasted rolled oats for a healthy and delicious breakfast cereal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • A dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt coconut oil and stir in maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Allow to cool off the stove for 5 minutes.
  3. Add oats to bowl. Pour mixture over oats and stir to combine.
  4. Spread over the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Let oats cool completely and top with your favorite yogurt and fruit.
  6. Enjoy your healthy oats recipe of goodness!

What Are Rolled Oats?

Grain and breakfast | Healthy Toasted Oats Recipe & Benefits

There are many different kinds of oats with various textures and nutrient levels. In this toasted oats recipe, we use rolled oats, but what are they? Rolled oats are steamed and softened whole grains flattened by a steel roller. This way, they keep their original shape with a distinct texture. Unlike instant oatmeal, cooking rolled oats won't turn it into a gooey mush. They retain their crunchiness even after being boiled. They are also used for baking treats like cookies, bread, breakfast cereals, muffins, and more.

An Alternative for Granola?

If you don't have time to whip up a granola bar for breakfast, then toasted oats cereals are a great alternative! It's like muesli cereal but with the crunchiness of granola. Both are filled with nutrients but toasting oats is easier to do.

What is muesli? This is a cold breakfast cereal made up of raw oats (usually rolled oats), dried fruits, and milk. So if you're in a bit of hurry, toss some rolled oats into the oven, add some coconut and maple mixture, and you've got yourself a delicious breakfast!

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Are Oats Healthy?

Are Toasted Oats Healthy?

Oats offer many health benefits, especially in healthy overnight oats. In addition, the great thing about healthy overnight oats is that it is completely customizable. According to what nutrients you want to make sure you are getting, you can add in different fruits, nuts, and seeds.

Oats are incredibly rich in fiber! As a result, this means your gut will totally enjoy these healthy treats. There have been studies conducted on the relationship between dietary fiber and cholesterol levels in the blood. Studies have shown that oats are good for heart health, as it can help to reduce cholesterol levels. Cholesterol levels can reduce by around 5 to 10 percent. Oats are also complex carbs, which means you won't be plagued with cravings. Therefore, eating oats will help you to feel fuller and more satisfied after your meal. This means that you are fuller for longer, which leads you to consume fewer calories throughout the day. Start the day off right with a filling breakfast of oatmeal or toasted oats with your favorite fruit for breakfast.

Oats also help you to feel more energized without spiking your blood sugar, which makes it even more perfect for the morning. With 5 grams fiber and 7 grams protein in every half a cup of rolled oats, you will be able to get the most nutrition with just 190 calories! Oats also contain a resistant starch, which is a type of prebiotic fiber that your body cannot digest. As this starch travels through the digestive system untouched, it helps to promote a healthy gut.

Kinds of Oats and Their Nutrition Value

What kind of oats do you eat in the morning? Whole oat grain contains bran, endosperm, and germ. By processing these, you can get various types of oats differing in consistency, flavor, and protein content. While we already discussed the rolled oats used in the toasted oats recipe, here are the other kinds of oats you may encounter.

Instant Oats

You can easily find this kind in a grocery store and it's the most processed one in the list. So, they're the easiest kind to cook. Just add your favorite fruit like dried apricot, berries, or even peanut butter to dress it up.

Oat Bran

This kind cooks faster than instant oats. Add bananas, peanut butter, and fruits to make oat bran both tasty and healthy! Since it's only the bran, it's not a whole grain.

Oat Groats

These are whole grain oats that contain the endosperm, bran, and germ. Oat groats need to be soaked overnight prior to cooking. They can still be chewy, even after cooking, so best use them in a stew or two. You can also use them for porridges as a substitute for rice.

Steel-Cut Oats

Like the name suggests, the whole grain oats are chopped up into smaller pieces. Because of that, they cook for a longer period of time and have a crunchier texture. People usually add them in stews and soups.

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Try this toasted oats recipe for a new variation to your oatmeal breakfast. They're rich in nutrients, protein, and dietary fiber! Get more prebiotic goodness into your gut with BIOHM Super Greens! Add it in a green smoothie and enjoy it with your toasted oats cereals. Don’t forget to be on the look out for more healthy oatmeal recipes online to help boost your overall health.

What other toasted oats recipes do you have up your sleeve? Share them in the comments section below!

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published on May 21, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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