20 oat recipes for energy boost&sharp mind
I am constantly on the search for good oat recipes. Oat is one of my favourite ingredients for breakfast and snacks. It is amazing how such humble grain is so healthy. Not only is it gluten-free, but it contains fibers, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Moreover starting a day with a simple oatmeal keeps blood sugar level steady throughout the day, helps in weight loss and maintaining optimal weight. If you are still not convinced to start eating oat every day check out these delicious
Banana Oat Protein Energy Balls
These balls are real ace up the sleeve. Little snack packed with energy boosting, mind sharpening goodness. One of the best oat recipes to make for everyday. No cooking or baking, simply mix all ingredients together, chill, form balls and enjoy.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
What chocolate chip cookies that are good for me?? It is not a joke, I would never joke about such a serious matter. Oats, coconut, almond butter. And yes they do have little bit of brown sugar. But let’s be honest what is the alternative. Unhealthy cookies full of white flour, white sugar and palm oil, or no cookies at all?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Energy Balls
I have a slight addiction to oat energy balls. Although in my defence they are convenient. When I feel my energy or concentration dropping, just eat one and I am good to go. Also they are great post workout snack.
Baked Peaches with Oat Pecan Streusel
When you’re on a low gluten diet but want to treat yourself with a nice dessert because you where very productive and accomplished all your tasks. This is dessert you will loove, and will not make you feel guilty about consuming bad food. Dig in my friend you deserved it.
Oatmeal Shortcakes with Blueberries&Lemon Whipped Cream
Soft, buttery shortcake with fresh blueberries and zingy whipped cream. Makes a perfect weekend breakfast or dessert.
Zucchini Oat Breakfast Cookies
When I started my low-gluten journey, giving up cookies was the hardest thing. And then I found these cookies. I must say that vegetables in desserts are not my thing, but I like challenges so I gave them a shoot and I’m glad I did. This is one of my favourite cookie oat recipes.
Oat Cinnamon Apple Cups
Amazing healthy snack with addition of yogurt or kefir and fresh fruit. Easy to make ahead and store for everyday on the go snack.
Oatmeal Carrot Bread
Another proof how oat recipes are versatile. This Bread can be your breakfast, snack and even dessert. Daunting fall aromas, light creamy cheese frosting and pineapple surprise. Royal breakfast or simple and healthy dessert. What will it be it’s up to you.
Apple&Berry Baked Oatmeal
Something in between oatmeal and granola. But soo much better than both of them. WARNING: This is your next addiction!
Healthy Chocolate Müesli
A while ago I was on dilemma. Store bought müesli are full of unwanted additives. But are so convenient breakfast. Solution came to me (during sleepless night on pinterest) in a form of this recipe.
This granola is definitely packed with proteins. Just look at all these ingredients: oat, quinoa, chia, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, coconut, dates. Not only proteins there are vitamins, minerals, fibers. Pour 1 cup of kefir over 3 tablespoons of granola and you have yourself an amazing post workout meal.
One more baked oat recipe. This one is without fresh fruit, and can last longer. I make little changes: instead of olive oil, raisins and brown sugar I use coconut oil, cranberries and honey. It is very simple to make and store. I make it once in 2 weeks, cut in bars, wrap in parchment paper, store in airtight container in fridge. And I have healthy snack for everyday.
Honey Almond Granola
Another amazing granola recipe. It is good to mix things up a little bit. Diversity is the key to a good health (physical and mental).
Banana Oat Pancakes
This would not be a good oat recipes collection if it would not include at least one pancake recipe. If you are pancake lover and on a trying to cut excess gluten from diet like me this is the recipe you will want.
Spelt&Oat Fig Bars
Spelt is another healthy grain which I try to include more of in my diet. It is full of fibres, proteins, iron and magnesium. And figs I just like very much. There are few changes I make like instead of sugar, applesauce and fig preserve I use honey, grated apple and chopped dry figs (healthier option than preserve because they contain vitamin K, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron).
Pumpkin Spice Oat Scones
These scones are tasty and nutritious snack or a quick lunch with steamed veggies. Easy to make and done in half an hour. Also can be frozen before and after baking.
Cafe Mocha Overnight Oats
When you know next day will be hectic do yourself a favour and prepare this for breakfast. You have your coffee fix and breakfast all in one for extreme efficiency.This is a secret weapon for successful day.
You have to try these muffins. They maybe look dry but they certainly are not. Dense and moist with nice coconut/cinnamon aroma. Muffins will hold good in fridge for up to a week. Great on the go snack, or a picnic dessert.
Peanut Butter Oat Bars
If you love peanut butter, oats, healthy&tasty snacks you can take with you and snack on wherever you are then this is for you. I like to dip them half-way in dark chocolate for a daily dose of those healthy chocolaty antioxidants.
Chewy Granola Bars
One more granola bar in this collection. This one is with nuts, banana, honey and chocolate. Just packed with goodness you can carry wherever you go.
These are my favorite oat recipes I make over and over again, always altering them little bit because diversity is the key to a good health.
What are your favorite oat recipes?
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