Not Your Standard Oatmeal

Not Your Standard Oatmeal

Waking up in the morning is a lot easier when you know you have a tasty breakfast to look forward to. We both love oatmeal! Only after a while (our) standard oatmeal with apple and cinnamon starts to get boring. That is why it is now and then necessary to give your oatmeal an update. This creamy oatmeal is packed with protein, nutty flavours and sweetened with some honey.  What strikes me is that this oatmeal does contain a lot more calories than our ‘normal’ standard oatmeal. Of course, this can be explained by the nuts, peanut butter and seeds I’ve added. Because of this, a lot of healthy fats have been added to my oatmeal, but also the necessary calories. That’s why it’s always wise not to fill your oatmeal with too much toppings if you want to lose weight. But admit it, it does make your oatmeal a lot nicer (and tastier)!


Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 40 g of oats
  • 250 ml of (almond) milk
  • 50 g of blueberries
  • 50 g of raspberries
  • 10 g of cashew nuts
  • 10 g of sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp of 100% peanut butter 
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • Optional: 1 tsp of flaxseed


Put the oats in a pot, together with the milk, carrots and cinnamon (save the honey, peanut butter, fruit and nuts/seeds for the end). Put the pot on the stove on medium heat. Boil it for about 5 minutes, while you keep stirring in the pot. Boil this until the oats have absorbed the milk and it becomes a thick mass. Take the pot from the stove, put the oats in a bowl.  I used blueberries and raspberries from the freezer. This can be heated in a pan so you can use it as a sauce.  Add the blueberries/raspberries, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, peanut butter and honey on top. Enjoy!

Optional: if you don’t like peanut butter (how?) , then let a cube of dark chocolate melt over your oats.

Nutritional value:

481  calories – 23.9 g fat of which 3.4 saturated – 57.4 g carbohydrates of which 10.9 g fibre and 16.3 g of sugar – 15.1 g of protein


Anna & Marit

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