Okaaaay – game changer! I discovered Nude Oats at my local farmer’s market and I’m an overnight convert. Kandarian Organic Farms offers a gluten-free nude oat, which is waaaaay better than even steel-cut oats. It’s nutty, chewy, and so incredibly filling. It’s easy to prepare, and thus I’m now sold on my nude breakfast bowl.
But before we dive into my easy recipes, let’s look at the nutritional benefits of “nude” oats. They have twice the protein, ten times the fiber, and five times the iron of white rice. They also contain high levels of lysine, which is important for muscle growth when you are on a plant-powered diet. They have high Beta Glucan levels, which means that they can help to lower your cholesterol. They have a low glycemic index and will not spike your blood sugar. And, finally, I just love that they are high in protein.
You can make risotto, pilaf, Buddha bowls or anything you would normally use rice or quinoa for. But my favorite way to enjoy them is for brekkie:)
The thing I love most is that this grain will keep you full for hours!
Nude Breakfast Bowl
1 cup nude oats
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups filtered water
4 Medjool dates or 4 unsulphured apricots, chopped (optional)
Nuts and seeds
A pinch or two of Ceylon cinnamon (optional)
Place the oats, salt, dried fruits and water in a heavy saucepan and bring to the boil.
Turn down the heat and simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes.
Turn off heat, and leave overnight (with lid on).
In the morning, drain off excess water and place in your bowl. I like to eat the at room temp, but you can heat them back up in saucepan before draining if you prefer to eat them warm.
Top with nuts, seeds, fresh berries, and cinnamon.