I love healthy oatmeal recipes for breakfast. On cold mornings, I like to make a hot bowl of oatmeal to satisfy my sweet cravings while still eating healthy.
With some fruits, spices, and other tasty ingredients this healthy staple can be transformed into something sweet, creamy, and satisfying. It’s the perfect way to start your day with a metabolism boosting meal, and as an added bonus it keeps your full for hours and reduces mid-morning snacking.
I’m not a big fan of the sugary instant oatmeal packets I used to eat as kids. Those things are full of sugar (as much as 8 teaspoons per serving), artificial ingredients, and are high in sodium. Making oatmeal from scratch is so easy, there’s really no need to use the little packets.
Try my 15 delicious oatmeal recipes below and you’ll see why oatmeal is one of my favorite healthy breakfasts. And don’t worry your, favorite childhood flavors are included below, like Strawberries and Cream , Maple and Brown Sugar, and my famous Giant Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies!
Benefits Of Oatmeal
One of the biggest benefits of eating oatmeal is the effect it has on reducing the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in your body, the “bad” cholesterol. The soluble fiber in oatmeal helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream, and adding fruits can increase the amount of soluble fiber your getting, so it’s a double win. All that healthy fiber in oatmeal can have a profound effect on improving your cardiovascular health.
Whole-grain oatmeal is also known to boost metabolism, to be specific minimally processed old fashioned and steel cut oats increase metabolism. Swapping heavily processed quick oats for these minimally processed whole-grains help add complex carbohydrates to your diet, which in tern in makes your body work harder to break them down. The extra work your body does to break down the whole-grain oatmeal increases your metabolism, and also keeps you feeling fuller and more satisfied for hours.