SCD Probiotics Staffers Share Their Best, Gut-Healthy Oatmeal Recipes
We're an office full of gut health lovers, so it's no surprise that we've got an arsenal of warming and nutritious oatmeal recipes up our sleeves. After all, oatmeal is super simple and versatile to prepare, inexpensive, a low glycemic food, and chock full of gut healthy soluble and prebiotic fiber. In honor of National Oatmeal Month, we got SCD staffers to reveal what they're mixing in their oatmeal.
Teddy Raiter, VP Sales & Marketing
Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats + Herbal Probiotics.
Matt Wood, Founder & CEO
I like any type of organic oatmeal, with some organic fruit and/or nuts, plus a teaspoon of Essential Probiotics and a tablespoon of Xtra Immunity.
Shanna Beyer, Associate Scientist
For a fast and easy breakfast, I like to just mix in peanut butter and chocolate chips to my oatmeal. I’ll cook the oats in milk and then add the peanut butter and chocolate chips. The heat from the oats will melt it all so I just stir until everything looks good! You can add some fruit too. Bananas would be tasty!
Another kind of oatmeal I like is an overnight oat – just add the quick-cook oats, milk (I use almond milk for this one), honey, almond butter (any nut butter works), and optionally any kind of fruit. Mix it up and cover the container (I prefer a mug or mason jar) and refrigerate overnight.
Janel Voth, Senior Manager of Technology
I start by cooking old-fashioned oats with milk in the microwave for about one minute, then add in the fixings while its hot. Some of our family's favorites are: brown sugar or honey, apples and cinnamon, pear and cinnamon, and peach and ginger.
Rachel Schaumburg, Technical Content Marketing Specialist
I mix 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats with 1 TB ground flaxseed and 1 TB chia seeds. Cover slightly with water and cook for 1.5 minutes. My favorite mix-ins are either fresh blueberries (add before cooking so they'll be warm too) and a bit of maple syrup, or 1 TB of any of Trader Joe's reduced sugar preserves: my family especially loves the wild blueberry and tart cherry preserves. When I'm at home, I'll add a splash of coconut milk too to make it super creamy. Mix it all up and enjoy!