Let’s face it, when you think – or talk about being fit, Oats become a big part of your diet. But variety is the spice of life and we wouldn’t want you to quit your fitfam diet due to boredom. Taking oats daily in form of porridge, baked goods, drinks has a wide range of health benefits.

So here are ways you can enjoy your oat-based meal:

1. Oatmeal Porridge

via dobby’s signature

It’s the most common form in which oats are eaten, but that doesn’t detract from how good it is. This recipe shows you the step by step approach to making your oatmeal porridge.

2. Oatmeal Swallow

via Betumi’s Blog

Why have eba or pounded yam when you can have good, healthy oatmeal in swallow form? Find the recipe here.

3. Oatmeal Cookies

banana oat cookies

via Afrolems

For people with a sweet tooth, giving up cookies might be a problem. But that can easily be solved by oatmeal cookies. You can choose to limit the sugar or use a substitute like honey in this recipe and you can roll in a small amounts of your best goodies so you don’t give them up completely.

4. Oatmeal Bread

Banana Oatmeal Bread

It tastes really great. I should know, I’m a fan. The bread is made with oat flour and sweetened with honey or low carb sweeteners, plus it has no dairy content whatsoever. If you’re still worried, you should know that the calorie content is 56 (when-cut-into-10-slices) and it is available for purchase here.

5. Oatmeal Bars

via vegannigerian

It’s not every morning that you’re in the mood to make oatmeal porridge from scratch – even with the wonderful invention that is the microwave. Sometimes, have an oatmeal bar or two. You can make them yourself following this recipe or you can get the store-bought ones from grocery stores in Nigeria.

6. Oatmeal Pancakes

Wheatfree lactose free oatmeal pancakes with lemony apples and maple syrup omnomlagos

via omnomlagos

I’m not going to beg you to try these. They’re seriously the best-tasting healthy snacks I have ever eaten. I’m not kidding. Wheat-free Lactose-free Oat Pancakes are the truth. Never mind what the name suggests. Make your own!

7. Oatmeal Cakes

via whatscookingworldwide

This rich, moist and lovely scented cereal energy bar is high in good fibers from oats and wholewheat flour and its absolutely delicious! Its a nice healthy family meal. And it doubles as energy bars when taken in small quantities. The recipe for it is here.

8. Oatmeal Smoothie

via pulse.ng

The oatmeal smoothie is rich and creamy, and it balances your love for chocolate with the need to be healthy and fit. It’s incredibly easy to make. I know what I’ll be doing tonight.

9. Oatmeal Cupcakes

Post image for Veggie Oat Muffins [Recipe] via raise healthy eaters[/caption]Ever dreamed of cupcakes without a lot of sugar? These get enough sweetness from the brown sugar and banana. And you can manipulate the fruit fot your desired flavor. The possibilities are endless! Learn to make your dream cupcakes here.

10. Oats with Plain Yoghurt

Breakfast. The morning after. Natural yogurt with oats mixed in. Fruit. Peaches. Pear. Red grapes, sliced. Apple - Pink Lady, sweet & crisp. Bananas, sliced. Listening to Isabel Allende's TED2007 'Tales of Passion'. 'What I fear most is power with imp

via KitchenButterfly

A simple, healthy breakfast can consist of just raw oats into yogurt, topped with fruits.

I think the guys whose recipes were featured here are rockstars. And you will be too once you start your journey to fitfam and oatmeal fandom! Have a great weekend!


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