You Oat It To Yourself To Celebrate National Oatmeal Day

You Oat It To Yourself To Celebrate National Oatmeal Day

No matter what the season is, oatmeal reigns supreme when it comes to breakfast. Some people think that oatmeal is only reserved for senior citizens who are looking to fulfill their daily fiber intake. Those people have no clue about life (sorry, not sorry), and they clearly have not tried the recipes in this article.

 

Oat Fact: Quaker Oats registered the Quaker Man in 1877 as the first trademark for breakfast cereal. He is one of the oldest advertising mascots in America.

 

There are different oats out there, but all oats start as oat groats, which are whole and unbroken grains. They are roasted at low temperatures prior to being processed into oat varieties. The heat gives the oats a toasty flavor. How the oats are processed will indicate whether or not they are actually beneficial for you.

 

Rolled Oats:

Often referred to as old-fashioned or whole oats, rolled oats are flat, due to the way they are steamed to make them pliable for flattening. They absorb more liquid when you cook them, allowing them to retain their shape. These oats are commonly used in granola bars and various baked goods.

 

Steel Cut Oats:

Steel cut oats are achieved by chopping whole oat groats into pieces, as opposed to being rolled. They take the longest to cook and you’ll notice a chewy texture when you eat them. Steel cut oats are probably the healthiest oat option because they undergo the least amount of processing. Their texture can take some getting used to, though.

 

Instant Oats:

We don’t advocate eating these because they are the most processed and typically contain preservatives, added sugars, or chemical flavors. Eating a bowl of instant packet oatmeal is not the same as eating a bowl of rolled or steel cut oats. Stick to the other two oat varieties to get your healthy dose of fiber.

 

Maple, Fig, And Tahini Overnight Oats:

overnight-oats-with-figs

Waking up to breakfast that is ready to go is one of the greatest things that can happen. Prep these oats at night so they are ready for breakfast!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

5 Ingredient Energy Bites:

energy-bites

Do you feel like you lack energy in the middle of the afternoon? Not anymore, you don’t. Make these healthy snacks that satiate you and keep you full!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

banana-oat-smoothie

You need the right ingredients to provide you with sustained energy. The ingredients in the smoothie do just that. You can also drink it before a workout for improved performance.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-oatmeal-day-october-29/

https://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-between-steel-cut-rolled-and-instant-oats-138355

2018-10-29T17:00:12-07:00