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Kitchen Whiz: 8 Ways You Can Enjoy Oatmeal At Home

Kitchen Whiz: 8 Ways You Can Enjoy Oatmeal At Home

If you’re an oatmeal lover, you probably stocked up on such aside from groceries and cleaning agents for the community quarantine brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak. The combination of oatmeal, milk, and honey already tastes good by itself, but why not switch it up every now and then? Below, we share with you some oatmeal recipes you can try at home that are sure to make your tummy happy during this enforced downtime. Read on.

[related: Cheat Sheet: Where To Order Food While In Quarantine]

Smoked Fish n’ Oats Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons quick cook oats
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup nut milk - soy, almond, coconut, pili, hazelnut or macadamia milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tinapa (smoked fish) flakes

Instructions:

After combining oats, water, nut milk, and smoked fish in a microwave safe bowl, create a well and place an egg in the center. Microwave it on high for two and a half minutes.

Whipped Egg Whites n’ Oats

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons quick cook or rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 egg whites, beaten with a fork until frothy
  • 1 teaspoon light or pomace olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cup Greek yogurt (for non-dairy alternative, use coco yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup sliced bananas
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries

Instructions:

Boil some water in a pan. Add the oats, salt, vanilla, and egg whites to the mixture. Whip, then cook it in olive oil for two minutes. Once it's thick and creamy, toss in some sliced bananas, walnuts, and dried cranberries with Greek or coco yogurt.

Choco Oats Pancake

Ingredients:

  1. 8 tablespoons quick cook or rolled oats
  2. 1 tablespoon 100% Cocoa
  3. 1/2 cup nut milk - soy, almond, coconut, pili, hazelnut or macadamia milk
  4. 1 egg, medium
  5. 2 egg whites
  6. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  9. 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 2 packets of stevia sweetener
  11. pomace or light olive oil
  12. maple syrup or honey (optional)
  13. strawberries (optional)

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in a blender, then transfer it to a non-stick pan coated with olive oil over medium heat. Let it cook for a minute. Top with honey, maple syrup, and some strawberries.

Oats Trek Mix

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons instant oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup nut milk - soy, almond, coconut, pili, hazelnut or macadamia milk
  • 1 teaspoon raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon almond flakes
  • 1 teaspoon walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

Combine oats, water, nut milk, and salt in a bowl then microwave it on high for 30-45 seconds. Serve it with pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and coconut flakes.

Oats n' Raisins Banana Mug Cake

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons quick cook, instant, or rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coco sugar or 1 sachet stevia sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/4 cup nut milk - soy, almond, coconut, pili, hazelnut or macadamia milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • non-stick cooking spray or oil for coating

Instructions:

For the batter, mix all the ingredients without the raisins in a blender. Then, transfer it to a large mug coated with oil. Toss in some raisins, then microwave it on high for two minutes.

Peanut Butter Banana Oats Jar

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup nut milk - soy, almond, coconut, pili, hazelnut or macadamia milk
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (for non-dairy alternative, use coco yogurt)

Instructions:

Place oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a mason jar, then add some nut milk, peanut butter, yogurt, bananas, and honey. Store it in a refrigerator overnight.

Oat Mochacchino

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons quick cook oats
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 3/4 cup nut milk - soy, almond, coconut, pili, hazelnut or macadamia milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flakes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

Mix coffee in a bowl filled with Quaker® Oats, nut milk, brewed coffee, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, and salt, then microwave it on high for two minutes. Add some almond flakes and cacao nibs on top.

Sesame Coco Oats n' Mango

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons quick cook or rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango, divided into 2 parts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup nut milk - soy, almond, coconut, pili, hazelnut or macadamia milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut or flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon black sesame seeds

Instructions:

After mixing oats, mango, nut milk, water, and salt in a bowl, microwave it on high for two minutes, then top with more mango, coconut, and sesame seeds for more flavor.

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Recipes and photographs courtesy of Quaker® Oats

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