Easy 10-minute breakfast idea with oatmeal. Learn the best way to how to cook rolled oats with almond milk and honey, topped with fruits, nuts, and seeds!
So, rolled oats with almond milk are one of those breakfasts I could eat every morning, no matter the season. And, in the past few weeks, I did just that.
A polar current hit the UK with freezing weather and strong winds. I could even hear the wind howling outside like a pack of angry wolves (brrr). And, in those moments, this particular warm breakfast was the missing puzzle that made my mornings better.
I mean, oats are just delicious, hearty, and warm, with a rich, nutty flavor. And this, my friend, makes them the best breakfast ever. Stay with me, I’m gonna tell you even more.
- You can learn how to cook rolled oats without any effort. They’re easy to make and it takes less than 10 minutes.
- It is so versatile. You can literally top it off with any nuts, seeds, and fruits you’ve got in there.
- Also, you can use either fresh, dried, frozen, or canned fruits. Your options are limitless. You can literally eat oats every day and still have a different breakfast. How wonderful is that?!
- Next, there is the milk choice. Although I would always recommend the unsweetened almond milk from Alpro, you can use any type you prefer. There are many alternatives, like normal cow milk, coconut, soya, oat milk, and even water.
- And finally, oats are healthy, being an amazingly good source of fiber.
Tip! The best way how to cook rolled oats
Toast the oats a couple of minutes before pouring milk into the saucepan. This will release their irresistible nutty flavor and chewy texture, transforming them into the best oats, indeed.
1. Oatmeal with bananas, blueberries, and peanut butter. It’s amazing how well this three blend. Banana chunks are sweet and silky; blueberries are slightly tart, and peanut butter speaks for himself. Plus, everyone can agree with me, peanut butter and bananas are food mates.
2. Oats with blueberries and pear slices are utterly toothsome.
3. Oats with cinnamon and apple. This is a winter flavor. I always associate cinnamon with Christmas and the cold season. It literally warms me from the inside every time I eat it.
BONUS FLAVOR: Try cooking oats with grated carrots and cinnamon. These two are an interesting pair. Carrots bring more sweetness to the porridge, enriching it with even more fiber and antioxidants like beta-carotene. As an extra top, add some sliced pear if you wish and sprinkle with more cinnamon.
- Rolled oats – 100 g
- Milk – 300 ml
- Honey – 2 tbsp
- Optional: fresh or dried fruits, nuts, and seeds
1. Toast the oats in a dry saucepan over medium heat for a couple of minutes, until lightly browned or until you feel the nutty fragrance specific to oats.
2. Pour the milk into the pan and stir, then add one tablespoon of honey or any sweetener of your choice (maple syrup, agave syrup, sugar, stevia.) Lower the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring, until thickened.
3. Serve the oats warm. Top with dry, canned, or fresh fruits like blueberries, bananas, raspberries, apples, pears, carrots, raisins, cranberries. Sprinkle some nuts and seeds such as almonds (whole or flaked), pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia, flaxseeds, and even peanut butter.
Notes: Look in the main article for 3 flavor twists with oats that go amazing.
Nutrition per Serving
This nutrition label is for the porridge only, without the optional topping. All nutrition values are based on McCance and Widdowson’s ‘composition of foods on the nutrient content of the UK food supply, thus may differ from your products.