[Recipe for Savoury Baked Oats – Video included]
We are no strangers to the abundant health benefits of oats. It makes a good, hearty, healthy breakfast, but the same old porridge for breakfast every morning just doesn’t cut it, does it? The upside is that it does lend itself to a variety of dishes and you can never run out of interesting recipes to cook with oats.
Oats being an excellent source of plant protein, a whole grain providing fibre and energy for physical activities much needed for kids, it is good to include this superfood in their daily diet. I use oats liberally in baking muffins and cookies. A spoonful in smoothies gives it a creamy texture and oat flour acts as a healthy binding agent for patties or croquettes.
Most kids love Mac n Cheese and I use oats in a similar baked dish. Adding vegetables, whole wheat flour and olive oil adds to the nutrition quotient of this dish. This recipe for savoury baked oats with vegetables and cheese is my healthy spin on Mac n Cheese gets my son’s ‘This-is-quite-good-Mummy’ stamp of approval. When Quaker asked us to bring our tastiest bowl of oats, this is the recipe I wanted to share!
The good thing is that it is very mildly spiced, with just a touch of pepper, so it is perfect for toddlers too. Just bake a tiny sized bowl for them, and allow them to dig in by themselves. For adults, feel free to add some heat by way of chilli flakes or finely chopped green chillies.
Watch the video recipe for Savoury Baked Oats