To be honest with you, I really don’t like oats much… in fact I can only eat a handful without feeling sick. But I have found a very old recipe that we used to have when I was a kid, and now I can eat a whole bowl of it in the morning!
Oats are super healthy: reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, help protect from cancer, lower bad cholesterol, improve immune system, increase appetite-control hormones, help control blood pressure, just to name some of the benefits. If you want more information about the benefits of oats check out this website.
To make your own breakfast oats you need:
500g rolled oats (optional: add nuts, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds or anything you like)
200-300g of cane sugar (or any non-refined sugar will do)
100g butter or cocnut oil
– slowly melt 70g of butter in a large pan, then add the sugar
– stir continuously until the sugar starts to dissolve, then add the oats
– stir continuously while adding the rest of the butter until the sugar is caramelised and your whole kitchen smells of it
this whole process can take up to 30 minutes, be careful not to ruin your pan by burning the caramel at the end!
Eating this for breakfast will make you last until lunchtime without feeling hungry. Enjoy!