Creamy Hazelnut Cinnamon Oatmeal
As I already said a thousand times, oatmeal is by far my favorite breakfast. There is just something about warm, creamy bowl of deliciousness in the morning. Plus, it easily keeps me full until lunch. I’m always trying new versions of recipe for oatmeal, so it really never gets boring with my breakfast. This time I added some hazelnut meal instead of half a banana. And let me tell you – it tastes amazing! And the nuts make it so creamy. I didn’t miss banana at all.
So, if you like hazelnuts and oats, you definitely should try it. Of course you can substitute hazelnuts for almonds (or any other kind of nuts), but the taste will be a lot different. This recipe is lower in carbs and higher in healthy fats than my usual oatmeal recipe, just in case you are counting your macros or following some sort of a diet. 🙂
A bowl of oatmeal a day, keeps the doctor away!
Oats are perfect breakfast food. They are very high in fiber – they contain a specific type of fiber named beta-glucan. It has been proven that beta-glucan has beneficial impact on cholesterol levels. Oats are also rich in antioxidants. That’s why eating oats regularly prevents or at least lower the chance of cardiovascular diseases. They also lower the risk of heart diseases and diabetes.
Many studies show that oats increase appetite-control hormones. This is the reason oats are recommended food when it comes to weight loss. If you have them for breakfast, they can easily fill you up till lunch.
Any kind of nuts are great source of healthy fat. But hazelnuts have nutritional value of its own. Unlike most other nuts, hazelnuts are a great source of folate. Folate is actually vitamin B9, which is very important for women in their pregnancies, because it supports normal fatal development. It is also great for your heart and lowers the chance of stroke. Eating hazelnuts regularly will promote your normal cholesterol levels. 100 grams of hazelnuts also contains about 15% of daily recommended dose of vitamin E. Hazelnuts are also known to lower the risk of cancer.
So make sure you include hazelnuts in your diet, because health benefits are just amazing!
Add less water if you want your oatmeal to be thicker and more water if you want it to be thinner.
You can substitute water with almond milk for even creamier oatmeal.
Hazelnut Cinnamon Oatmeal
Add less water if you want your oatmeal to be thicker and more water if you want it to be thinner. You can substitute water with almond milk for even creamier oatmeal.