The most boring breakfast, trendy again because it’s healthy.
According to an article published in the Extra Crispy web page, oats entered between the meals tagged as #foodporn. Even more, the searchings on “how to make oatmeal taste good”, reached already 7 million results in Google. In Instagram, the hashtag #oatporn has been used around 60.000 times.
What leads this trend? It’s probably quite connected to the lots of articles that present oats like a healthy food.
In my no-bake oats cookies recipe, I told you about its properties and its power to produce in our body the feeling of satiety.
But today I’m telling you more, because I found a paper that talks exactly about this. Published in 2016, April, in NBCI’s page (National Centre for Biology Information), this study evaluates the feeling of hunger and satiation in 30 participants after having eaten the same volume of oranges and oats. Between the conclusions it was observed that after two hours, when participants were offered food at will, those who has for breakfast oranges, consumed more food than those who ate oats.
This info seems obvious for me now, but I would have loved to have it last summer, when I just had fruit for breakfast and was already starving at midday.
The results of another study about oats suggests that it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and is efficient against some dermatological disease, like atopic dermatitis and acne eruptions. Moreover, oats plays an important role in the cosmetics preparation and in the skin protection against the ultraviolet rays.
Oats are not so boring anymore, aren’t they?
One of the oldest recipes where oatmeal is used, is porridge. The classic formula is to boil it and eating it for breakfast. Personally I’m not a fan of the porridge texture, so once that I had apple compote in the fridge, I tried to add a little bit and I liked the result, the texture changes, is less sticky and it adds a sweet flavor. In today’s version of porridge, I add more fruits and seeds that end up taking away that point of boring flavor porridge has.
Have a look at my first video-recipe to see how easy it is to prepare it.
If you need more inspiration to continuously create different porridge recipes, here you are a link to Lauren’s blog The Oatmeal Artist, exclusively dedicated to porridge.
Cheer up to create your own porridge recipe and share it on the net with the hashtag #OnlyForCoffeeAndBrunchLovers. I’m aching to see what you can create upon your flavour’s preferences.