“My perfect morning is spent drinking coffee, eating porridge and reading the paper at a local cafe.”
– Anton du Beke
October 28th is celebrated as National Oatmeal Day in United States. This day, I took an oath to try out 5 different variations of breakfast oatmeal all the while making sure that it excites my taste buds and yours. Albeit its multiple nutritional properties, oatmeal is generally considered a boring meal option. With ‘Oats in a jar’ series, my aim is to change this perception about oatmeal…one jar at a time. Join me in this endeavor and together lets give this healthy food option a spot in our daily diet.
How about a breakfast that combines coffee and porridge, both? Brilliant, I say! If coffee makes your world go round, you are sure to enjoy this guilt-free version of tiramisu. Tiramisu, in Italian, literally means “pick me up”. This Tiramisu oatmeal is going to kick start your morning like a boss and if you are feeling down anytime during the day, it is going to pick you up. For sure 🙂
When I had my first bite of this heavenly breakfast oatmeal, it was gratifying to say the least. To attain the much coveted healthy status, I have replaced Italian Savioardi biscuit base with coffee flavored oatmeal and mascarpone cheese with a combination of ricotta cheese and greek yoghurt. This version of oatmeal does not taste like cardboard, I promise. Give it a go peeps!
Classic Tiramisu Oatmeal
1/4 cup quick oats
3/4 cup milk
Coffee mixture: 1/4 tsp instant coffee mixed with 1 tsp warm water
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tbsp ricotta cheese
1/2 tbsp greek yogurt
2 tsp sugar/natural sweetener (or to taste)
1 drop of vanilla essence
1 strawberry for garnish
Cook oats with milk on low flame. Add maple syrup and half of the quantity of coffee mixture while cooking.
If you want a stronger taste of coffee, feel free to add more. I recommend adding the coffee mixture in parts, and not all at once.
Once the oats are soft, pour it in a jar.
In a separate bowl, mix ricotta cheese, greek yogurt, vanilla essence and sugar.
Layer it over cooked oatmeal.
Garnish with strawberry.
You can view my Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal recipe here.