Bulk Breakfast Oats

Breakfast oats are a healthy way to start the day as a whole grain that is rich in fibre and important nutrients. There are many ways to cook and serve oats, making it versatile and easy to eat. If you’re short on time, grab some quick oats that can cook in the microwave in a few short minutes. If you have more time, you can cook rolled oats on the stove. For the days when you’re thinking ahead and are prepared, make overnights oats or granola the day before so you can grab and go in the morning!

Pre-packaged and pre-portioned oats are a great breakfast offering for your workplace, education institution or hotel. When buying bulk oats that are pre-packaged, take note of the nutritional value to make sure the health benefits aren’t outweighed by any added ingredients such as sugar. Uncle Tobys Oats are guaranteed to be whole grain, making sure you get all the health benefits this superfood offers.

Make granola with oats

Whether you have them as a bar or with a source of protein like milk or yogurt, granola is a great way to shake up breakfast. To guarantee a healthy granola with oats, try making the batch yourself! It’s an easy thing to make in bulk, helping with meal prep and saving time throughout the week.

A couple key tips: the first thing is to decide what you want to go into your yummy granola. The main ingredient is of course oats, but there are heaps of different spices, nuts, and fruit you can add in. The spices, nuts and seeds should go with your oats into the oven to bake. Add-ins like fruit or cacao nibs should be added in at the end.

Be careful not to burn your granola when baking. Use a low temperature for a long time – trying to speed up the process by turning up the heat could lead to burning the smaller parts such as seeds or coconut flakes.

The last thing to note is the portion size. Granola has a sneaky amount of calories, so be sure to factor in your desired caloric intake when serving yourself up some of your homemade breakfast.

 

Health benefits of oats for breakfast

Oats are one of the most nutritious whole-grain foods you can have for breakfast. They can support weight loss as a good source of fibre. Soluble fibre is a complex carbohydrate that breaks down slowly in the body, helping you to feel full longer. Oats are also low on the Glycaemic Index because it doesn’t cause blood sugar levels to rise very quickly. This helps to give you energy for longer instead of crashing when your body’s blood sugar spikes and then drops back down.

Another benefit to breakfast oats is the high level of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It is a nutrient dense food, meaning that there are a lot of nutrients compared to the amount of calories in it. As far as plant-based foods and grains are concerned, oats are a good source of protein and iron as well.