Hearty and warming, oats are also a heart-healthy way to start your day. Each cup of cooked oats boasts 4 grams of fiber to begin with, which helps to lower bad LDL cholesterol. To make your morning even better, we’ve upped the fiber game in this vegan bowl by adding pear and almonds, which provide extra flavor, crunch and — you guessed it! — fiber.
Nutrition info: Delivers 7 grams fiber.
- 3½ cups water
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 forelle pears, sliced
- 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
Bring the water with salt to a boil. Stir in the oats and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, until nearly all of the liquid has been absorbed and the oats are creamy.
To serve, place 1 cup of the oats in a bowl. Top with 1/4 of the pear slices and 1 tablespoon of the almonds. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the honey and enjoy.