Oats 3 Ways

I love oats !! they’re nutritious, versatile and  cheap (I got a kilogram for 75p !!) so here are 3 ways in which I use oats.

1.Porridge

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Ingredients:

  • oats 50 grams
  • milk 200 ml
  • sugar/ honey
  • fruit of choice
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • coco powder (optional)

Method :

Add the oats and the cold milk to a sauce pan over a medium high heat. Bring to the boil  and turn the heat down and simmer for 2-3 minutes.At this stage you could customise your porridge as you want, by adding cinnamon, coco powder or sugar. usually I would add some sugar but seen as I was adding honey at the end I didn’t bother adding any sugar. then simply pour into a bowel and add your toppings. I topped mine with a generous squeeze of honey and a handful of frozen berries.

2. Oat-Banana balls

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Ingredients  (12 balls)

  • oats 100 grams
  • 1 banana
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate chips (optional)
  • raisins or dried cranberries (optional)

Method:

Mash the banana in a bowl , add a table spoon of peanut butter and mix it all together. At this point you can add any extras that you want such as the chocolate or dried fruit. Then just add the oats and mix until everything is well incorporated and roll into bite sized balls and place on a rack or baking tray. Then just pop them in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours and then tuck in !

3. Oats in a Jar

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Ingredients :

  • oats 50 grams
  • milk
  • honey
  • yoghurt of your choice
  • fruit of your choice

Method:

Add the oats into a jar and pour in just enough milk that all the oats saturated but do not go over that top of the oats. Then top with honey and a layer of your yogurt ( I used natural yogurt but greek or vanilla works just as well)Then top it off with whatever fruit you want. I added banana and frozen berries. Then just leave in the fridge over night for the oats to absorb the milk and for the berries to defrost and that’s breakfast sorted for the morning !

 

And that’s it …for now !! whether you’re a broke student looking for some cheap meal ideas or trying to find some healthier alternatives,these oat based foods are perfect !