Oats in a Jar – Classic Tiramisu Oatmeal

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“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 🙂

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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

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.
Enjoy!

You can view my Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal recipe here.

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Oats in a Jar – Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal

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“The prayers we weave into the matching of socks, the stirring of oatmeal, the reading of stories, they survive fire.”
– Ann Voskamp

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.

I was never an ‘oatmeal’ girl. The first time I brought it home was when Stud (my first born) turned six months old and the doctor advised us to incorporate it in his meal plan. The version I used to make for him usually consisted of quick oats, chicken, salt and pepper, carrots, beans, broccoli and/or any other veggies that used to be available at that point in time. For my personal taste, it was too bland. Now that I have finally acknowledged the virtues of this super-hero of a crop (you are welcome, oats!), I am  making a genuine effort at reaping its benefits.

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This Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal is a great substitute of an actual blueberry cheesecake slice. You get to enjoy the deliciousness packed with countless health benefits, making it absolutely guilt-free. And look at those layers, man! When Jay saw the jar this morning, he thought I am again having some kind dessert for breakfast. That really tells you something about this version 🙂 Try it out and see for yourself.

Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp fresh blueberries
2 tsp maple syrup
1/8 cup low-fat Philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp sugar (or to taste) to cut the saltiness of cream cheese
1/2 digestive biscuit/ graham cracker crumbs for garnish, optional

Method:
Cook oats with milk on low flame. Add 1 tbsp blueberries and maple syrup while cooking.
Once the oats are soft, pour it in a jar.
In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese, lemon juice and sugar.
Layer it over cooked oatmeal.
Add a layer of digestive biscuits/ graham cracker crumbs if you wish to.
Garnish with remaining blueberries.
Enjoy!

 

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