Oatmeal is just one of those foods, isn't it? I mean, I could eat it for breakfast everyday and be happy. If you feel the same way, or if you are just looking for light and healthy (but extremely delicious) breakfast recipes, this post was made for you: 3 innovative oatmeal recipes, each under 300 calories! Let the oatmeal-ing begin...
Serves 1 (300 calories)
- 1-1/2 cup chocolate almond milk. Per usual, I used Pressed Juicery's
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- optional toppings: a few sliced almonds, 1/2 tablespoon chocolate chips, and a tablespoon of maple syrup
- Bring chocolate milk to a boil over the stove.
- Add in oats, banana, and vanilla, stir, cover, and allow to sit for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally until fluffy and cooked.
- Garnish with sliced almonds, dairy free chocolate chips, and syrup. It kind of ridiculous. Chocolate? For breakfast? Sure, why not?!
EXTREMELY FLUFFY ANTIOXIDANT OATMEAL
Want your oatmeal bowl to be so fluffy that it looks way bigger than 1 portion size? Yea, me too. This recipe here does the trick let me tell you. It involves soaking the oatmeal over night in extra (tea-infused!) liquid. Oh, and to top it off, this bowl is FULL of antioxidants to keep you healthy and vibrant, just the way we like it :)
Serves 1 (about 280 calories)
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-1/2 cup filtered water
- Another 1/2 filtered water (seperate)
- And another 1/2 cup filtered water
- 3/4 cup frozen berries
- 1 decaf fruity tea bag, I used Trader Joe's Organic Ruby Red Chai Tea
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Cook oats in 1-1/2 cup water for 10-12 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
- Once cooked, turn heat to low, and add in chia seeds plus additional 1/2 cup water. Stir, cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Then, turn the heat off and uncover.
- Place cooked oatmeal along with berries in a tupperware, and allow to cool for about an hour.
- Bring remaining 1/2 cup water to a boil, and drop in tea bag for about 3 minutes.
- Remove tea bag, allow to cool, and pour tea-infused water into the tupperware as well.
- Cover, and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, top with maple syrup, and you will have oatmeal for days!!! And with less than 300 calories in the entire recipe, it's all for lil ol' you.
"CINNABON" BAKED OATMEAL
This DELICIOUSLY sweet and moist breakfast is inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie over at The Healthy Dessert Blog. She is the first site I mention in my Top Healthy Recipe Blogs To Bookmark Now post on The Chalkboard Mag!
Serves 1 (about 250 calories)
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 cup unsweetened milk of choice, or water
- 1/4 cup unsweetened soy yogurt
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a small non-stick sprayed baking dish or ramekin, combine oats, spices, applesauce and milk. Stir it up.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes, and then high broil for an additional 2-3 minutes to give the top a nice crust.
- Remove from oven, and allow to cool in the refrigerator for about an hour. This really gives the Cinnabon Oatmeal a nice hold for when you take it out of the baking dish.
- Using a knife, carefully cut around the edges, turn over your baking dish, and wedge that Cinnabon out onto your plate.
- Top with yogurt and extra cinnamon.