Healthy Toasted Oats Recipe & Benefits
Have a healthy, prebiotic-rich breakfast with this delicious toasted oats recipe!
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In this article:
- Toasted Oats Cereal Recipe
- What Are Rolled Oats?
- An Alternative for Granola?
- Are Oats Healthy?
- Kinds of Oats and Their Nutrition Value
Delicious Toasted Oats Recipe for a Healthy Breakfast
Toasted Oats Cereal Recipe
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.
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.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- A dash of salt
- Preheat oven to 350° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt coconut oil and stir in maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Allow to cool off the stove for 5 minutes.
- Add oats to bowl. Pour mixture over oats and stir to combine.
- Spread over the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Let oats cool completely and top with your favorite yogurt and fruit.
What Are Rolled Oats?
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?
Oats are rich in fiber! 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. Oats are also complex carbs, which means you won't be plagued with cravings. You feel full longer when you eat oats! Starting the day with a bowl of oatmeal or toasted oats with your favorite fruit for breakfast will have you energized for the entire day without spiking your blood sugar. With 5 grams fiber and 7 grams protein in every half a cup of rolled oats, you'll be able to get the most nutrition with just 190 calories!
Kinds of Oats and Their Nutrition Value
Instant OatsYou 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 BranThis 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 GroatsThese 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.
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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