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eat yer oats

 Its no secret that oatmeal for breakfast is good for you. But eating bowl after bowl of regular rolled oats can get a little dullz. Enter: the oatbran parfait!

Oatbran has all the same benefits as oatmeal but with a little extra fibre and a much creamier end result. I cook it up with 1/2 water, 1/2 almond milk and egg whites and it always ends up fluffy and delicious. Then I layer it in a tall glass with berries (fresh strawberries are my fave), creamy greek yogurt, flaxseeds, nuts, granola or crunchy cereal for a tasty twist on the classic bowl of oats.

Basic Oatbran Parfait:

  • 1/3 cup oatbran
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or preferred milk)
  • 1/2 cup water (or more…I usually end up adding extra as the oatbran thickens)
  • 1/3 cup egg whites (about 2 egg whites) OR Vegan Option: 1.5 tbsp ground flax mixed with 5 tbsp water
  • sweetener (optional)
  • vanilla (optional)
Add oats, egg whites or flax egg, milk and water to a medium sized non-stick pot and heat until just boiling. Then reduce heat to very low and slowly simmer until mixture thickens and starts to fluff up, stirring often. I usually end up adding anywhere from 1/2 cup-1 1/2 cups of additional liquid as it cooks to get it to the consistency that I like. Once the oats are cooked and creamy, you can stir in the vanilla and honey/maple syrup/agave.
Then find a tall glass and layer up with whatever fruit/nut/cereal toppings you like!
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