Oatmeal is one of the tastiest breakfasts for me and very healthy. We can add all kinds of raisins, chocolate creams, peanut butter, roasted nuts, etc. Sometimes it is also worth eating one of the healthiest versions of this dish, i.e. we add dried fruit. For example, I offer apricots, figs, and flaxseed, which give a nutty aftertaste and positively affect our digestive system.
How to choose the best ingredients for Oatmeal with Linseed, dried Figs, and Apricots
Rolled oats: Instead of rolled oats, you can choose porridge. These are oat grain products with the difference that rolled oats are rolled, flattened whole grains of sheep and porridge are pieces of oats rolled or chopped. Porridge boils less than rolled oats, and you don’t have to pour hot water overnight.
Flaxseed: Linseed, with the properties of this mosaic seed, it is perfect for our digestive system. Eating it alone is not pleasant for me because you have to drink a jelly-like pulp, but it is an excellent and tasty addition in the form of porridge.
Milk: the milk may be cow milk, it may be vegetable milk, it depends on what you use.
Dried figs/ Dried apricots: how we choose dried fruit to be the healthiest, and our porridge has retained its purpose of being healthy. The best choice will be when they contain only fruit. Unfortunately, this is a very rare sight. Dried fruits often contain sugar, sulfur dioxide, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, palm oil, and acidity regulator such as malic acid. Sugar is an additive that is harmful in excess, but it is not a tragic situation with a well-composed diet. The worst of these ingredients in dried fruit is palm oil. Palm oil, because hydrogenated fat contains trans fats, is not healthy for our body. I personally avoid sulfur dioxide because I have allergies at home, and I am an asthmatic myself. Therefore, it does not have a positive effect on our health. And with you, it will be your choice. The origin is essential when it comes to the best-dried figs, and they will be the tastiest from Turkey.
Tips and tricks
You can pour hot water over the flakes and leave them overnight. Then they will boil faster to a creamy consistency.
Oatmeal with Linseed, dried Figs, and Apricots
- 3 tbsp rolled oats
- 0.5 tbsp flaxseed
- 1 cup water
- 0.5 cup milk
- 2 pieces Dried figs
- 4 pieces Dried apricots
- Pour the petals and linseed with hot water in separate bowls. We wait for about 15 minutes until the flakes are perfectly saturated with water, and the flaxseeds turn into jelly.
- Put the flakes with water into a saucepan and boil them until a gruel is formed. If necessary, add half a cup of water. When the flakes are ready, add the milk and bring it to a boil again, stirring. We take off the saucepan and the cookers and add flaxseed. We mix and layout the prepared porridge in a bowl.
- Cut the dried figs and apricots into 0.5 cm wide slices.
- We decorate the porridge with dried fruit.Bon Appetit!