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How to make Low Calorie Oatmeal

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to make Low Calorie Oatmeal

Oats are a very low-calorie cereal grain that provide beneficial vitamins and minerals to support vital functions within our bodies. They are therefore an excellent addition to weight-loss diets, as well as for people looking to increase their fiber intake or replenish energy after a strenuous exercise session. In order for you to enjoy it in a completely healthy way, in this next article by oneHOWTO, we'll provide different recipes for low-calorie oatmeal and for eating a little healthier. Take note!

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Oatmeal for breakfast

A classic choice for a healthy and energy-filled breakfast is to add a few tablespoons of oatmeal to a hot bowl of milk, and a little cinnamon and sugar to taste. However, to enjoy a low-calorie version, nothing beats substituting cow's milk for an vegetable-based milk, such as soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, etc., and swapping the sugar for some sweetener or saccharin.

Simply mix the ingredients in a saucepan, let it warm over a medium heat for 10 minutes and, when the oats are tender, it's ready to serve. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and add, if you prefer, some pieces of fruit. It will be delicious!

How to make Low Calorie Oatmeal - Oatmeal for breakfast

Oat and blueberry pancakes

Here's another low-calorie recipe for making the most of all the health benefits that oats offer: oat and blueberry pancakes. To prepare them, you need the following.

Ingredients

  • 50 g (1.7 oz) oatmeal
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons of fat-free natural yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of almond milk, or any other type of vegetable milk
  • salt
  • sweetener to taste

Preparation

To prepare these pancakes, first mix the oatmeal, yeast, a pinch of salt and as much sweetener as you prefer in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients with a whisk and then add the egg whites, almond milk and yogurt. Stir again and when the mixture is smooth, add the pre-washed blueberries.

Now, simply pour the mixture into a frying pan with a few drops of oil to make the pancakes. Cook them for 2 minutes on each side and, hey presto! For more detailed information, take a look at our article on how to make oatmeal pancakes from scratch.

How to make Low Calorie Oatmeal - Oat and blueberry pancakes

Oat milk

For those wishing to introduce oats into their weight-loss diet, there's nothing quite like oat milk, which you consume before breakfast and mid-afternoon.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 pinch cinnamon or sweetener

Preparation

To make it, all you need to do is combine 1 cup of oatmeal with 3 cups of mineral water, adding a little cinnamon to flavour it or a pinch of sweetener for a touch of sweetness.

See this how to make oat milk article for the complete recipe.

Oat and vegetable soup

Breakfast isn't the only meal you can incorporate oats into; it can also be added to hot dishes such as soups. Here's a wonderfully simple way of making a light soup made from oats and some vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of non-fat vegetable broth
  • 4 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 leek
  • salt and pepper

Preparation

Chop all the vegetables into small pieces and add them to a pot along with the vegetable broth. Bring to the boil and leave to cook over a medium heat for about 20 or 30 minutes. When cooked, add the oats and wait a few minutes longer so that the oats soften. Season according to taste and it's ready!

Oatmeal and banana smoothie

Finally, another way of making low-calorie oats is by making smoothies, such as the one shown below which combines oats with the taste of banana. This drink is great for breakfast, lunch or after strenuous exercise as it will replenish all the energy and strength you need.

If you want to know how to prepare it, find the full recipe in the following article: how to make an oatmeal and banana smoothie.

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