Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day.  I wake up excited and filled with anticipation ….. because I am deciding on what to eat.

My breakfast switches between a smoothie (it has to have oats in it), @nativejuice granola, cooked oats made with either almond milk or home-made coconut milk (blend the flesh of the coconut with its water and you have a delicious freshly made coconut milk).  Thankfully, I can get coconuts all year round but if you are in a place where this is not readily available, then use the milk of your choice.

I also enjoy scrambled eggs, or eggs fried with coconut oil, freshly cut spinach or kale, onions and cherry tomatoes.

But today, I am going to talk about oats.  I just love oats and it has to be either steel cut oats or the old fashioned rolled oats.

What is the difference, you might be asking?

The difference between steel-cut and rolled oats is simply in the process, which gives each type a distinct texture.  They both have a chewy, nutty texture which I love.

Steel cut oats are processed by chopping the whole oat groat as opposed to rolled oats which are processed by steaming and then pressed flat.

Steel cut oats do take slightly longer to cook but it still retains that chewy texture.

I cook both types of oats the same way, once they boil I turn off the fire, put the saucepan lid on and allow the steam to cook the oats for a further five minutes or so.  This also allows it to cool to a temperature that is ready to eat without being too hot or too cold.

Try it.

You can also make great muffins, cakes and add to make other savoury dishes with either variety of oats.

The other reason I like oats is for their nutritional value.

  • A good source of Vitamin B and Vitamin E
  • Antioxidants
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Protein
  • Fibre
  • Potassium

I hope I have given you enough reasons to want to add oats to your diet.

You can get Organic steel cut oats as well as organic rolled oats from @nativejuicegh