Good morning my fellow breakfast buddies! It’s my favourite meal of the day and I’m going to take you on an adventure today! Breakfast enthusiasts have varied preferences – some prefer to start their day on a sweet note with pancakes and waffles while others crave something healthy like oats. For some, protein packed eggs are always on the menu while others don’t mind what’s for breakfast as long as it’s quick and easy to prepare. We’re embarking on a breakfast journey that caters to all these desires and more. This Microwaveable Blended Oats recipe oozes cosy comfort and is perfect for those busy mornings. It’s customisable, easy to make and can also pass as a dessert!
Oats are a popular choice of breakfast ingredient for various reasons. They’re packed with essential nutrients like fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s always great to start your morning off with nutrient dense foods like oats. The fibre in oats keeps you full and satiated till lunch time rolls around and deters unhealthy snacking between meals. Fibre also helps to maintain a healthy digestive system. For individuals with diabetes, the low GI of oats allows them to enjoy this breakfast without worrying about their blood sugar levels. This is why oats are so popular. It can be customised as you like, enjoyed in sweet or savoury preparations and is so easy to make while still being good for your health.
The Nutriblend Smart has actually spoiled me. It gets the job done so fast that I now expect all my other appliances to work just as fast! Usually I would have to blend my oats separately and then mix it into the wet ingredients but the Nutriblend Smart’s powerful motor accomplishes the task effortlessly and swiftly. At 22000 RPM, I get a batter that’s smooth as butter! The Nutriblend Smart comes with 3 pre-set programmes of 30, 45 and 60 seconds that allow you to make the perfect chutney, dry masala or smoothie, all by pressing one button. Thanks to the audio-visual element to the mixer, I know when I’ve placed my jar correctly in the mixer and I’m notified when a cycle starts or ends.
Several blended oats recipes take about 20-30 minutes in the oven, which I find to be too long in the morning. Instead, just a minute and a half in the Wonderchef Roland Microwave gets the job done just as good, if not better. This handy appliance is a busy cook’s best friend in the kitchen. It’s got easy to use functions and a user friendly display that even the most novice of cooks will love.
Baked Oats Toppings
The most fun part of this recipe is the multitude of topping and mix in options. From chocolate to fresh fruit, you can customise this to no end. For the healthy eaters, walnuts, almonds and cashews are a great option. If you’re looking for an indulgent breakfast, you can add some dark, milk or white chocolate. A little drizzle of peanut butter goes a long way and dried fruit like cranberries can add some sweetness and tartness to the oats. Any type of berry will complement these oats really well. You can mix a few chopped strawberries or whole blueberries into the batter or simply top it with your favourite berry compote. Regardless of your preferred mix in or topping, this baked oats recipe will taste amazing every time!
- ½ cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Egg
- ¼ cup Milk
- 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 Banana
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
- Butter for greasing
- Mix-ins & Toppings options (to taste)
- Chocolate Chunks
- Dried Cranberries
- Peanut Butter
- Whipped Cream
- Fruit Compote
- Fill the Nutri-blend Smart blender jar with the ingredients in the following order – milk, oil banana, vanilla, sugar, egg, rolled oats and baking powder.
- Press the smoothie mode and let the Nutri-blend do all the heavy lifting for 1 minute.
- In the meantime, grease 2 mugs or 4 ramekins with butter.
- Add any mix-ins to the batter once it’s blended.
- Fill the mugs or ramekins only halfway through with the batter. The oats rise a lot when they bake so you want to allow enough space for that.
- Microwave individually for about 1 minute and 15 seconds for the ramekins and 1 minute and 30 seconds for the mugs. You might have to adjust your timing based on the strength of your microwave.
- Top the baked oats with your preferred toppings and serve immediately.