Energy packed Oatmeal Recipe with Roasted Hazelnuts: Lower your LDL and promote heart health while pleasing your tastebuds too!
The savory earthiness of roasted hazelnuts adds hearty flavor and excellent nutritional content to this breakfast favorite. Even better, it takes only 5 minutes to prepare! According to the FDA, eating 1.5 oz hazelnuts a day, as a part of a calorie balanced and low cholesterol diet, may help reduce the risk of heart disease! Likewise, the soluble fiber in whole grain oats has also been shown to promote reduction of LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.
Heart Healthy Oatmeal with Roasted Hazelnuts
- 1 cup organic old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 3/4 cup filtered water
- 1/4 c organic raw hazelnuts
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 dash sea salt, coarse
- 1/2 cup cashew milk or your favorite natural non-dairy milk
- In a small sauce pan, heat water to almost boiling. Add oats and allow to boil gently, stirring often until oats are just cooked through. In a cast iron skillet, heat 1 tsp olive oil and add hazelnuts and a dash of sea salt. Roast over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Place oatmeal in a bowl, top with hazelnuts and drizzle with cashew milk or your favorite natural non-dairy milk.
Written by: Ann C. Collins, MD, RYT
Photo Credit: Ann C. Collins, MD, RYT