Yummy Oatmeal Breakfast

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I am a creature of habit. There, I said it! My friends lovingly call me a “time-table”, and so does my husband. And this trait of mine applies to my daily meals as well. Frankly, I do not like too much variety in my meals, especially breakfast, since that’s the meal I have the least time to make. I am not proud of it, but hey! that works for me 🙂

For a very long time I had been consuming my yummy granola, greek yogurt and fruits in the morning Sweet, Crunchy, Yummy….Breakfast. But after months of eating the same breakfast, I realized it was time for a change. An oatmeal breakfast was my staple in college, as I hardly ever had time. And since my life recently has become extremely busy, oatmeal is all that I have time for. But wait a second, before you think about all the cons of Quaker’s Instant Oatmeal, let me correct you. I go for the quick oats option. These are easier to cook, and are delicious when cooked with the right ingredients, and are MUCH MUCH better than the boxed Quaker oats that are loaded with sugar!

Now many people out there might argue about which type of oats are better – steel cut or rolled or what have you. And the answer is IT DOES NOT MATTER! No matter how more processed or less processed oats are, they continue to retain their nutritional value. Don’t believe me? Google it!

Now let me get to the point of the blog post – to share my delicious recipe. And this time I have to give credit to my husband for it! I can rarely make this breakfast as well as he does 🙂

Ingredients

  • Quick Oats (I get mine from the organic section aisle of Cub Foods)
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Water
  • Milk (which ever time you prefer. I prefer whole milk)
  • Vanilla Essence

Step 1- Mix all of the above (except milk) in a bowl and heat it up in the microwave for 1:30 minutes approx.
Step 2- Once the oats are cooked, add some milk and mix it all up well. Feel free to add berries and almond shavings for added flavor.

And VOILA! It’s done! It’s THAT simple!

It seriously tastes like a pudding! (Without the excess sugar) I absolutely love having these on cold wintery mornings. They warm me up from within and give my day the kick-start it needs. Oats are slow digesting carbs that keep you feeling full for a long time. So give this low calorie delicious breakfast a try today and let me know what you think!

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About pallavisharma

Welcome to my blog! Apart from being a health and fitness freak, I love writing, and this blog is a perfect outlet for it. I am not a professional writer by any means, but would like to be someday, so I can inspire people far and wide. I am a project manager by day, and go to business school at night. I am happily married to the love of my life, and thoroughly enjoy being a stepmom to two of the most wonderful kids I know. The goal of my blog is just one word – INSPIRE. If I was able to help even one person enough to get them to change their life around for the better, I would consider myself extremely fortunate. I am super thankful to all my readers who have given me so much love and encouragement through the years. You guys rock! I will leave you with one quote – “Monotony is the awful reward of the careful. If you want to change and grow, you need to take risk” – John C. Maxwell

2 responses »

  1. Thanks for the great recipe! I reckon this should really work for me & the boys Palla. Especially because us lot love oats, more so in porridge form. Oats warms me up as well. Love them in winters and they keep me going for a while too. I’ve been skipping brekky for a fortnight now. (Uh-oh, I know!) But this is the kind of thing a crazy mum of 2 boys needs. Much love! Xx

    • Yes Soma! it works well when on a time crunch. I sometimes mix all the ingredients up, pack them in a box, and take it with me to work or school. At that point, all I need is water and a microwave! Super convenient, yummy and healthy!

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