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Oatmeal Nibbles

Cereal vs oatmeal?
We’d most definitely go against the grain and succumb to the sweet taste of the former. However, as we age, our health forces us to end our love affair with sugar and embrace oatmeal in all of its glory. Oatmeal is a superfood that packs plenty of nutritional value for our health. Interesting, right?

  • Boosts Energy. Oatmeal is carbohydrate and protein-rich source that provides calories and energy.

  • Protects Skin. A best soothing agent to relieve itch and irritation — something that I personally need. Also, it provides an array of benefits for the skin. It is able to normalize the skin’s pH too.

  • Supports Weight Loss. Oatmeal is an appetite suppressor that is rich in soluble fiber, which can help anyone feel fuller for longer, as it takes a long time to digest.

  • Prevents Diabetes. Oatmeal’s low glycemic index helps the stomach empty its contents slowly, which affects blood sugar levels and has a positive effect on our insulin sensitivity.

  • Boosts Heart Health. Oatmeal contains both calcium and potassium — known to reduce blood pressure numbers.

  • Reduces Colon Cancer. A high-fiber diet can be beneficial when it comes to reducing the risk of colorectal cancer. Its soluble fiber and insoluble fiber can help speed up the passage of food and waste.

Want some oatmeal recipes? Here’s some of my personal favorites. Enjoy!

OATMEAL with YOGURT and MARMALADE

1Prepare the oats according to package directions.

2Top with 2 tablespoon plain yogurt and 2 tablespoon marmalade of your choice.

OATMEAL with DRIED FRUIT and PISTACHIOS

1Prepare the oats according to package directions.

2Stir in a pinch of nutmeg.

3Top with a tablespoon each of dried fruits (of your choice) and pistachios.

4Drizzle with a tablespoon of honey.

APPLE CINNAMON BAKED OATMEAL

1Preheat oven to 350F.

2Butter a medium size baking dish and set aside.

3Pour ingredients on buttered baking dish — 1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal, 1 3/4 cups almond milk, 1 peeled, cored and chopped apple, 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg white and pinch of salt. Mix.

4Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until the top begins to brown.

5Mix 8 tablespoon yoghurt, 4 tablespoon almond milk, 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder and 2 tablespoon raw honey.

6Spoon over baked cinnamon oatmeal.

OATMEAL PANCAKES

1In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup oats, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

2Combine 1 cup buttermilk, 2 tablespoon butter, and 1 large egg in a small bowl.

3Add to the flour mixture. Stir well until well-combined.

4Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat.

5Coat pan with oil. Spoon batter and cook. Cook until bottoms are lightly brown.

OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAKFAST COOKIES

1Preheat oven to 350°F.

2Combine 2 medium ripe mashed bananas and 1 cup oats in a bowl.

3Fold in 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

4Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture unto the cookie sheet.

5Bake for 15 minutes.

OATMEAL CRUSTED CHICKEN TENDERS

1Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

3Place 1 cup oats in a blender or food processor and grind.

4In a small bowl, beat the egg with 1 tablespoon milk and set aside.

5Put the oats, salt, pepper and 3/4 cup cheese(any of your choice) into a medium sized bowl and mix.

6Dip each chicken tender into the egg mixture and coat on both sides. Roll the chicken tender in oats and coat well on both sides.

7Place chicken tender onto baking sheet. Repeat until done.

8Bake for 10-15 minutes.

9Turn each chicken tender over and bake for another 10-15 minutes until chicken tenders are golden brown and cooked.

Happiest birthday to BabuLaya, Daddy Cho and Papa Thoy – we miss you! To the chikitings, Bai Satria and Datu Hassan – lovelove from ate Ebai! To my Daddy on the 23rd, happiest birthday, Daddy. Iloveyou and Mama.

Make #TheRoyalChef your Thursday habit. Tag me on instagram @theroyalchefleebai for your delicious food finds!

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