I remember the first time I tried oatmeal. And the second. And the third. It was in my phase of having to eat anything labeled ‘healthy’, but lord did it taste like cardboard. While I still prefer pancakes and (French) toast, I’ve by now learned to make oatmeal in a way that it actually tastes good. And it’s really not that hard! Trust me. These are my three favourites.
- Blueberry banana oats with tahini-maple syrup sauce
Tahini maple syrup on anything is just downright delicious, but it was in this oatmeal variety that I first discovered it. Just cook up your oats as you normally would (I use half milk, half water), add a little vanilla, a hand full of blueberries, and some sliced banana to soften, and ladle into a bowl. For the sauce mix tahini and maple syrup to taste, drizzle it on top, possibly finish with some sliced almonds or so and dig in! It never fails, it never disappoints.
- Carrot cake oats
Carrot cake anything really, but this oatmeal version is a great winter warmer. Simply add some shredded carrots to your oats at the beginning, as well as a good amount of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger). Throw in some raisins towards the end, and top with toasted walnuts. And cranberry sauce. Delicious. The carrot also really bulks it up!
- Coconut oats with mango and raspberry
A surefire summer favourite. You can use shredded coconut or coconut whey to flavour your oats. Do also try this in a baked oats version for a twist on the usual! Especially tasty when topped with pistachios for a little crunch.