What’s better than a warm bowl of oats during these cold winter mornings? We know! A warm bowl of Chai Spiced Persimmon oats. Infusing oats with spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom adds a special touch to that morning meal. We paired this oatmeal with crunchy, tart pomegranate and nutritious persimmon, two fruits that are oftentimes overlooked.
Here in California, persimmons and pomegranates are currently in season through the winter months. When enjoyed ripe, they add a delicious sweetness to any recipe! Both these fruits work beautifully with this oatmeal recipe.
Now let’s talk about oats for a sec, shall we? A strong and growing body of science supports that eating oats as part of a heart healthy diet may help reduce risk factors for heart disease. Oats are one of the most convenient sources of fiber, and provide the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which may help to lower cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk for heart disease.
Eating 3g of soluble fiber from oatmeal daily as part of a diet low in fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease, and a serving of Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats provides about 2g. Incorporate oats into recipes throughout the day to help increase the amount of soluble fiber in your diet! Who would have thought that heart-healthy eating could be so fun and flavorful?
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Some of our favorite ways to add oats to recipes include in smoothies, when baking, and as overnight oats! What about you? Comment below and let us know!
Okay, now for this recipe. It’s as simple as simple gets. Bring the almond milk to a boil, and add the cinnamon and ground ginger into the pot. Then add the oats and cook as per package instructions. Top with persimmon slices, pomegranate seeds, peanut butter, and maple syrup. Sprinkle the bowl with a dash of allspice, nutmeg, & cardamom, to your liking. That’s it! Sit back and enjoy your delicious bowl of oats.
Stay warm, xo
A heart healthy diet should include whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy, lean protein and legumes, and should limit fat, saturated fat and cholesterol and sodium. This recipe provides at least 1g soluble fiber per serving. Experts recommend that to maintain good health, no more than 10% of your calories should come from saturated fat, and no more than 20-35% of daily calories should come from total fat. This recipe has 8g of total fat.
- 1/2 cup Quaker old fashioned oats
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 persimmon, sliced
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- Dash of ground allspice, nutmeg, & cardamom
Bring the almond milk to a boil, and add the cinnamon and ground ginger into the pot. Then add the oats and cook as per package instructions.
Top with persimmon slices, pomegranate seeds, peanut butter, and maple syrup.
Sprinkle the bowl with a dash of allspice, nutmeg, & cardamom, to your liking.