Sunday, January 23, 2011

Oats & Fruits for Breakfast

Oatmeal's whole grain, high fiber and protein attributes are believed to be some of the primary factors that influence spatial memory performance in young children. Recently i came across the nutrient value in 'Steel cut Oats'.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with them, steel-cut oats are the inner parts of the oat kernel  that have been cut into two or three pieces by steel. They’re much less processed than rolled oats , which have been steamed, flattened with a roller, re-steamed, and toasted. Steel cut oats are full of nutritional value and are high in B-Vitamins, calcium, protein and fiber while low in salt and unsaturated fat. One cup of steel-cut oatmeal contains more fiber. The cooking time is considerably longer than for rolled oats. But, Trader Joe's has 'Quick Cook Steal cut Oats' which cooks in just 8-10 minutes and anyone will love the nutty flavor.

½ cup steel-cut oats
1½ cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup Milk
Sugar to taste

Add the oats, cinnamon stick and butter into warm water.
Keep stirring and bring to boil. (takes around 10 minutes)
Reduce heat to low, add the milk. Take it off the heat when you think you got the right consistency.
Add sugar and milk as needed.
Top it up with your baby's favorite fruits or raisins.. drop in a dollop of icecream! your taste buds will go crazy.
I normally serve it with raisins, chopped walnuts, sliced apples/bananas/strawberry or some dried fruits. Those add color, crunchiness, attraction and deliciousness......


  1. The oats looks delicious and tasty, love to have oats loaded with fresh and dry fruits, nice click.

  2. What a great way to start your day..nicely done.

    Glad you tried n liked the mocha frappe :)

    US Masala

  3. This is my daily breakfast .I love it so much.Your pics looks great
    Drop by

    when u find time

  4. Healthy and creamy. Very colourful

  5. Very healthy n interesting combo....and happy to follow you dear!!!


  6. Oatmeal is my comfort food... Yours looks so good

  7. Very healthy recipe :) looks yummy
    Thanks for visiting my space and encouraging comment :)

  8. Absolutely yumm :) Great way to start the healthy day .. gorgeous.

  9. Easy recipe, some what similar to what i make. Looks colorful

  10. My favorite breakfast and your looks great dear...

  11. One of my fav breakfast,great way to start the day.

  12. 1st time here..yummy recipe collection.
    Glad to follow you.looks very healthy and creamy...

  13. First time here , nice blog. Having my bowl of oats..very nice post and the pics are so good.

  14. scrumptious recipe...wanna try d colors..
    Tasty appetite


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