Different Oat Toppings You Should Definitely Try This Morning
Oats are such an easy breakfast, perfect for those days you’ve got to hustle out the door because you can make them ahead of time. Oats are a staple in my pantry because they are so versatile! To help keep a bowl of oats fresh and exciting if you’re eating them every day, I recommend testing out different oat toppings.
Never tried making overnight oats before? Check out my easy overnight oats recipe, and just swap the toppings with the ideas below!
Stewed Apple & Cinnamon
Sounds amazing, right? It’s so worth the effort to stew your own apples — that way you know there’s no hidden sugar or preservatives in them, and you can make them anytime you want.
Cut an apple into chunks and throw them into a saucepan. Add a generous amount of cinnamon (depending on your taste) and a bit of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer. Once the apple becomes soft, turn the heat off completely and let it cool for a minute or two before adding it to your oats. Stewed apple keeps in the fridge for a few days, so you can make a batch ahead of time and use it to top your oats throughout the week.
It’s not just for smoothies! For an extra hit of protein to keep you going on a busy day, you should try adding a little protein powder (about ½ a scoop should be enough for one serve) to prepared oats. Make your oats as normal and stir in your favourite protein powder variety just before you eat.
Berries & Coconut
Oats and berries are a taste match made in heaven. Even better, they’re healthy for us too! Simply combine 125g of berries (frozen berries are fine if you’re having trouble finding fresh ones) with 2 teaspoons of unsweetened shredded coconut. This topping can be done in two ways: hot or cold.
Fig, Honey & Yoghurt
Did you know figs are a source of magnesium, calcium and fibre? They make a great addition to your bowl of oats with a little greek yoghurt and honey. All that fibre can help you to feel full, as well as giving you a sweet treat. Slice up a fresh fig to spread over the top with a dollop of yoghurt and drizzle some honey over the top. Yum!
Do you girls have a favourite topping for your oats? Feel free to let us know about more awesome combinations in the comments!
Love, Kayla xx
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