How to Make Toasted Oats In The Oven in 20 Minutes

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Toasted oats are easy to make and you will be surprised at how many ways you can use them. Another example of plant-based power in your hand. They are perfect when you want to add a little crunch to your yogurt. They are really great when you want to add more texture to your oatmeal cookies. Lately, I’ve been snacking on them when I’m in the mood for something sweet.

I recently bought a huge bag of rolled oats. Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorite treats. We also make oatmeal quite a bit. I even make vegan coconut quinoa oatmeal for breakfast from time to time. Toasted oats are the perfect topping to wake up an acai bowl, a bowl of applesauce and even a bowl of cottage cheese.

Rolled Oats in a bowl and on a large spoon with the words heart healthy, lowers blood sugar, lowers cholesterol

Toasted Oats Are A Plant-Based and Powerful

Let’s start with the fact that oats are a whole grain. Whole grains offer great fiber and protein. We love fiber because it helps us feel satisfied. Protein supports healthy skin, muscles and bones. And guess what? You don’t lose any of that nutrition value when you bake them. Whole oats are also rich in antioxidants which help lower blood pressure and inflammation. Toasted oats are great way to get a more heart healthy plant on your plate.

Toasted oats are easy to make and you only need 3 ingredients. Try adding your favorite nuts to really ramp up the crunch of these toasted oats. As a reminder, here are some awesome ways to enjoy toasted oats:

  • As a topping for yogurt or cottage cheese
  • Pour over sliced bananas or apples
  • Add to your favorite oatmeal or chocolate chip cookie recipe
  • Try it with chopped nuts and shredded coconut
  • Sprinkle over vanilla or chocolate ice cream

LA Dunn is a plant-based advocate having fun finding new ways to get more fruits, grains and vegetables on her plate. Toasted oats are a perfect example of that.

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