Ah breakfast! Touted as the important meal of the day, it is also expected to be the healthiest. Except buttered toast with tea at home or that coleslaw sandwich at work don’t exactly help start the day on a healthful note.

But we get it! When you’re in a rush, you don’t exactly have the time to whip up a smoothie and poach those eggs. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you out. And no, we’re not about to suggest a bowl of sugary cereal with milk either. Today, we’re going to give you an oatmeal recipe with a healthful twist!

Ready to eat in just 10 minutes, all you need for this bowl of oats is a dash of maple syrup, some dried fruits and nuts, a splash of vanilla extract, and moringa powder.

Why moringa powder?

Well, moringa or drumsticks (yes, the fibrous additions to the beloved sambhar) is a powerhouse of nutrition. Bursting with vitamins and minerals, a 2016 study in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness claims that moringa powder has more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach.

Now that you know, let’s get cracking:

Ingredients

4 cups rolled oats

5 cups double-toned milk or almond milk

3 tbsp maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla extract

2-3 tsp moringa powder

1/3 cup chopped pistachios

1/3 cup dried raisins

1/4 cup shredded coconut

Preparation

  1. In a medium saucepan, add the oats, milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
  2. Cook the mixture over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until some of the milk has been absorbed and the oats have softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Turn the off heat and add the moringa powder.
  4. Stir in the pistachios, raisins, and shredded coconut—and serve.

If the oatmeal is too thick for your taste, you can add more milk to achieve a thinner consistency.

The best part? Whip up this recipe once and relish it for the rest of the week. You can refrigerate the leftover oatmeal in a sealed container for up to five days.

So, will you give this healthy bowl of oats a try at home? Let us know in the comments below.

Recipe courtesy: Naturevibe Botanicals