In my pantry, I always tend to have a canister of oats for overnight oatmeal recipes that I have for breakfast. Oatmeal is quick, easy, and a fail proof breakfast option. My grandma loved to make oatmeal and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar, so oatmeal is a comfort food of sorts for me. But sometimes I don't want oatmeal, so what do I do with all these oats?
Of course I could make oatmeal raisin cookies (and my husband would be forever grateful), but lately I am totally addicted to toasted oats. More specifically, honey toasted oats. I'm trying really hard to eat healthier and stay within my calories, so these honey toasted oats have become my fave addition to my greek yogurt, salads, cereal, and even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Oh and they're fantastic as a faux-cobbler crust, too.
Toasted oats have a nutty flavor, so they're a great alternative to higher calorie nut snacks or higher priced/pre-made honey clusters. Plus, they come together in under 15 minutes, last for a few days, and you can add other spices such as cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to vary the flavor if you'd like. For a busy woman like me, these sorts of quick recipes keep me on track and stress free. I'm really focusing on being successful with my health goals.
Honey Toasted Oat Clusters: Yields 1/2 cup
-1/2 cup Quaker Quick Cook Oats
-2 tablespoons of honey
Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Measure out 1/2 cup of oats and sprinkle them evenly onto a cookie sheet. Let them cook for about 10 minutes, and then pour them into an air tight container. Mix in your honey, store for up to 3 days and enjoy! It cannot get easier than that, folks.
I use a cookie scoop to scoop little honey oat clusters onto my yogurt while watching my evening TV shows. It's a sweet, satisfying, and healthy snack.
If you need a little health resolution pick me up, I hope this quick toasted oats recipe will spark your creativity. When I have healthy breakfast and snacks, I feel good and have a good handle on my day.
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