Let’s discover these 3 easy to make recipes with oatmeal for a more balanced and healthy diet for everyone in the family!
We’ve already discussed the issue of using more natural ingredients in the kitchen and the one cereal that deserves particular attention, because of its beneficial nutrients and the various benefits, is oat: but first let’s try to best comprehend the characteristics of oat in itself.
We already knew that oats were a precious ingredient in a balanced diet. What very few maybe not know are its beneficial properties, that help battling several severe ailments. In fact, out of all the known cereals, oatmeal wins the primary position for containing the most amount of necessary substances needed for the human organism, like proteins, linoleic acid and flavonoids.
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Oats are a complete and balanced ingredient for vegetarian diets, it can also boast to contain phenolic acids, and many also agree that oats tend to inhibit the oxidation of the LDL and the formation of several carcinogenic mutations of substances in the human body. Moreover, they can also be beneficial to those who suffer from intestinal problems.
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Oatmeal can also be the main ingredient for a few delightful recipes. Here’s some advice on how to prepare 3 simple recipes with oatmeal in the kitchen, being creative but maintaining the important nutritional characteristics.
1) Oatmeal Pie
- 250 gr. oatmeal
- 1 garlic clove
- 500 gr. spinach
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
Preparation: Place the oatmeal in ¼ liters of water, leaving them soaking until they’re fluffy. Mix well and drain the excess liquid well of the oatmeal, add the egg, grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Carefully wash the spinach and cook in very little salted water in a pan the drain well and place the spinach in a pan with garlic and a little olive oil. Place the spinach on the side.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the spinach pan and when it becomes hot, add the oatmeal mix, letting it cook as if it was an omelet on low heat.When it reaches a golden brown color, flip it on the other side and let it cook on that side. Place on a large decorative dish. It should be served warm with a spinach side dish with sprinkled parmesan cheese on top.
2) Vegetable Soup with Oats
- 1 leek
- 600 gr. pumpkin
- ½ of cauliflower (cut into 8 pieces)
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 200 ml of peeled oats
- 400 ml of vegetable broth
Preparation: Wash the vegetables and cut into fine pieces the leek up to the green portion, cut into chunks the pumpkin (if you’re having difficulty peeling the pumpkin place it in the oven at 180° for 15 min.then peel), cut into pieces the cauliflower. Cook in a casserole pan on low heat in the olive oil.
After 10 min. add some of the vegetable broth and add the oats that have been soaking for at least 4 hours. After 15 min. or if the broth has evaporated beforehand, add the rest of the vegetable broth, salt to taste, and cover and continue cooking for another 45/50 min.making sure that the broth doesn’t evaporate too much. When done cooking stir well the soup which should result into a creamy soup, add just a little olive oil. Serve warm with pieces of toasted bread with a little olive oil and add some black pepper.
3) Oven Baked Oatmeal Dumplings
- 250 gr. oatmeal
- 200 gr. fresh ricotta cheese
- 2 egg yolks +2 whole eggs
- 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
- 50gr. of grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons of milk breadcrumbs
Preparation: In a bowl mix the oatmeal with the ricotta cheese, yolks, grated parmesan cheese and a couple of tablespoons of milk, so the mixture doesn’t result in being too tough to knead.
Shape into small balls, then dip them in the already beaten eggs then roll them in the breadcrumbs. Place them on a baking dish that has been lined with oven baking sheet. Bake at 180° for 30 min. and flipping them at half cooking time.
Hope you’ve enjoyed these 3 oat recipes and if you love the vegetarian cuisine, have a look at these Vegetarian Recipes too: