Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast for most of us and sneaking in the green into this whole grain makes it a hearty breakfast/brunch.
Why should we eat oatmeal? Because it’s whole grain? Yes, that is one reason but there are many more benefits of including oatmeal into our morning meals. It helps curb appetite thereby helping us to make right choices of food throughout the day , decreases risk of colon cancer and helps maintain cholesterol levels and are super versatile and easy to cook.
Usually we eat sweet oatmeal and these days we see lots of dessert recipes with oatmeal but usually I prefer salty breakfast. (Okay, except pancakes. Those are my favorite irresistible breakfast) other than that I like salty meals in the morning. Since, I ran out of eggs, I whipped up this Vegan Savory Kale Oatmeal Cups.
Like most of us, I also prefer eating my greens during the day or evening, and mornings are usually eggs and tea and some toast or just plain oatmeal. But this time while baking these oatmeal cups I really wanted to include this nutrient dense green leafy vegetable – KALE into my breakfast. I also thought that it would be a great idea to sneak in some greens into my family’s diet and to start with it, mornings are the best time.
A good nutritious breakfast keeps everyone happy all day!! 🙂
With this thought and a smile I went ahead to bake Savory Kale Oatmeal Cups. I used quick oats for quick cooking since mornings are always hectic but you may use old fashioned/steel cut oats of your choice as long its plain in flavor. To add calcium and protein in this healthy whole grains I added silken tofu and my favorite super food green leaves kale and flavored it with sriracha sauce. (I love adding sriracha sauce in most of my dishes. It gives a wonderful and soothing flavor to my recipes. 🙂 . Whipped these ingredients in the food processor and baked these cups and within 15 minutes Savory Kale Oatmeal Cups was ready to be served on the breakfast table.
Guess what! My above statement turned out to be true. We were all happy throughout the day after the healthful and nourishing breakfast. 🙂