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APPLE OATMEAL SPECIAL


Today, I have another simple, nutritious and delicious breakfast recipe for you. If you know me, you will know I am the world's biggest oats advocate, which is strange considering I never had porridge as a kid. Nowadays, oats are regularly on the breakfast menu for me, whether it be hot or cold (overnight oats).


This apple oatmeal bowl is full of goodness to fuel both mind and body for the day ahead. It is high in complex carbs (which you need) to give you that slow release energy throughout the day. Add in the pecan nuts for a little crunch and you can't go wrong.


TIP: If you wan't to keep the sugar levels down and increase the protein content you can either:

  1. Add in some skyr greek yoghurt

  2. Add in a scoop of your favourite protein powder


BENEFITS OF OATS:


Here are some great benefits of oats in our diet:

  • Oats Are Incredibly Nutritious. ...

  • Whole Oats Are Rich in Antioxidants, Including Avenanthramides. ...

  • Oats Contain a Powerful Soluble Fiber Called Beta-Glucan. ...

  • They Can Lower Cholesterol Levels and Protect LDL Cholesterol From Damage. ...

  • Oats Can Improve Blood Sugar Control. ...

  • Oatmeal Is Very Filling and May Help You Lose Weight.

For the full article and research on the above, check out the article here for more information. Now, time to get to business....


Serves: 4

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 15 mins


Nutrition per serving:

249 kcals 9g Fats

41g Carbs 4g Protein


WHAT YOU NEED:


•1 cup (100g) rolled oats

•1 cup (200g) unsweetened applesauce

•3 cups water (700ml)

•1 apple cut into cubes

•1 tsp. ground cinnamon

•1/2 tsp. ground cardamom

•2 tsp. vanilla extract

•2 tbsp. honey

•1/3 cup (35g) pecans


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:


Combine all ingredients (apart from pecans) in a pot and mix well.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, occasionally stirring for 10-15 mins. Add additional cooking liquid if required.

Serve topped with pecans and additional honey if desired.

Reheating: Add additional liquid and heat in the microwave or pot until hot.


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