Savory Oatmeal and 3 More Oatmeal Recipes

Savory Oatmeal and 3 More Oatmeal Recipes

Savory oatmeal with juicy tomatoes and greens, sweet and indulgent oatmeal with fried banana, oatmeal bowls with fruit and berries, and the classic oatmeal with walnuts, raisins and dried apricots… These are our favorite healthy oatmeal breakfasts from an endless list of possible choices. Indeed, nothing is more versatile than good old oatmeal. What is more, this nutritious healthy breakfast is probably the simplest to make, which is invaluable during busy weekdays.

The basis of all four recipes is a plain oatmeal, made as simply as possible. To make it, we put oats into a pot, pour filtered water and leave them to soak overnight. In the morning, we bring the oatmeal to a boil, and cook it for approximately 5 minutes. And that’s it! The base oatmeal is as simple and as healthy as it can be. Soaking is a great way to prepare any grains, oats included, because it greatly increases digestibility. Another thing, you should use either rolled oats or steel-cut oats for this recipe. Both are a whole grain and thus preserve most of its nutritional value. Our preference is rolled oats because steel cut oats retain bits of the bran layer, which can have a tougher texture.

banana oatmeal recipe

Last week, we’ve made 4 different oatmeal breakfast bowls. Here is how we did it. Savory oatmeal with tomatoes and greens is an easy way to add more vegetables into your diet. We added juicy strawberry tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, Italian parsley and seasoned with black pepper. Savory oatmeal also requires olive oil to taste, instead of butter.

Sweet and indulgent oatmeal with fried banana is a real treat. We lightly fried bananas on a dry pan to accentuate their flavor. The best seasoning for this oatmeal is cinnamon, which balances the sweetness ideally.

fruit berry oatmeal recipe

Fruit and berries oatmeal is a great way to increase the amount of vitamins and antioxidants in the diet. We chose grapefruit, kiwi, raspberries and blueberries, but any type and combination of fruit suits equally well.

The classic oatmeal with nuts and dried fruit is our go-to option, especially when the fridge is empty. We keep jars of walnuts, raisins and dried apricots, and default to this recipe when other options are exhausted.

raisins walnuts oatmeal recipe

P.S. If you are interested in other healthy breakfast options, have a look at our Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad.

Savory Oatmeal and 3 More Oatmeal Breakfasts Recipes: serves 3

  • 1 cup oats, rolled or steel-cut
  • 2 1/2 cups filtered water

For Savory oatmeal with tomatoes and greens:

  • 6 strawberry tomatoes – 2 per serving; diced
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • Italian parsley, a few leaves finely chopped
  • Cilantro, a few leaves finely chopped
  • Olive oil, black pepper and sea salt to taste

For Fried banana oatmeal:

  • 2 bananas, sliced and fried on a dry pan until golden
  • Grass-fed butter to taste
  • Cinnamon

For Fruit and berries oatmeal:

  • Β½ grapefruit, peeled and diced. Remove the white membranes when peeling
  • 2 kiwis, diced
  • A handful of raspberries
  • A handful of blueberries
  • Grass-fed butter to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)

For Classic oatmeal with nuts and dried fruit:

  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, diced
  • Grass-fed butter to taste

How to make:

  1. Place rolled oats into a pot, pour filtered water and leave on the counter-top overnight to soak.
  2. In the morning bring the oatmeal to a boil and simmer on low heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add the toppings, season and carefully mix. Enjoy!

Cheers,

Natalie and Petr,

the Natural to Kitchen Island team

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