We all often believe that eating healthy means you have to skip the dessert. But, in reality, you can actually have sweet treats if only you learn to look for the right ingredients and of course, watch your portion size. The magical protein and fibre packed oats can be smartly used to make your favourite muffins, crumbles, cookies or even scones.
In this article, we have picked our two favourite oatmeal dessert recipes that will change the way you look at oats.
1. Cranberry Apple Raisin Crisp
This crisp recipe is a delightful combination of cranberries, oats, raisins and apples. You can serve this homey dessert warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or if you like it straight (i.e. without ice cream), then do reduce the amount of grounded cloves or the flavour will be quite overwhelming.
PS: Ensure that your baking dish is at least 2 inches deep so that the fruit juices do not bubble over the edge and you don’t have to spend at least half an hour cleaning the oven floor. You can also consider placing a baking sheet under the dish to eliminate the risk.
2. Maple and Oat Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches
PS: Very ripe bananas work best in this recipe.
With these oatmeal desserts that are not only delicious but equally healthy, why not surprise your guests on the next get-together with friends or even Christmas dinner.