I grew up having Quaker oats. Every morning before school, my mum would prepare me a quick breakfast that consist of oats with milk and cut fruits (sweet version) or oats with chicken stock and eggs (savoury version).
It is a very filling breakfast that could last me well until lunch time. There are many benefits to a good bowl of oatmeal, the fiber in it (beta-glucan, from the oats) helps reduce cholesterol and lowers the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal also provides a lot of folate, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
As a busy working adult, overnight oats become my best friend. I often soak the oatmeal with milk overnight, and top it with my favourite cut fruits and nuts. To be honest, I got bored having oatmeal as breakfast after a while. Oatmeal can not only be a healthy breakfast choice, but also a hearty one. The possibilities are endless – a simple google search on alternative oatmeal recipes opened up my eyes. There’s oatmeal muffins, bread loafs, oatmeal muffins, smoothies, pies, cookies and etc.
Do you know that now you can win prizes worth up to RM 50,000 by just submitting a recipe using Quaker oats as one of the ingredients. Each week there will be one finalist for 8 weeks which will then enter a cook out at the end of 8 weeks.
Here’s my version of Quaker oats recipes. It is a blender apple oatmeal pancake that requires minimal ingredients and minimal efforts.
Ingredients (serves 4):
2 cups of quaker oats
2 cups of milk
1 whole apple (diced)
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pour everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Leave it for 10-15 minutes for the baking powder to work its magic.
- Heat up a non-stick pan and pan fry the batter with coconut oil (or any “good” oil you have in your pantry).
- Serve with cut fruits, icing sugar or honey.
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As simple as that! Even my parents in law love it!
This has got to be the healthiest pancake you can eat for breakfast. Such an OAT-some recipe! I like how without realizing, we are actually having oats and apples for breakfast.
It is also very, very filling that lasted me for half a day. For more recipes inspiration, please refer to www.oatsomenyaquaker.com.my. Remember to submit your own version of Quaker oats recipe to win great prizes too.
Remember to submit your own version of Quaker oats recipe to win great prizes too – over the period of 8 weeks, 1 finalist and 2 consolation prizes will be selected; a grand finale cook-off will also take place in June, so do stay tuned to Quaker’s page for more details and updates. The contest is open to all, so quickly head over and give it a try!