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Morning Oatmeal with Saffron

Morning Oatmeal with Saffron   

Oatmeal is a popular breakfast item that kickstarts your day. It’s healthy, full of nutrients and high in fiber that keeps you full during your morning. Of course, we will be adding saffron to this recipe to add to the health benefits of this breakfast staple.  


Oats, oats, oats 

There are many ways you can make your morning oats. The most popular methods are to cook your oats on your stove-stop, overnight oats for slow cooking, or even to use your instant pot.  

Some known health benefits of oats are that they’re high in fiber and anti-oxidants. Besides, they are gluten-free, can be made vegan-friendly, nourishes your cravings and keeps you full during your morning. Oats are high in fiber and this will support your digestive system.  

You may have a preference for the type of oats you like. There are varieties like rolled oats….. 

Other ingredients that are commonly used in a bowl of oatmeal are: chia seeds, flax seeds, Greek yoghurt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, almond milk, oat milk, protein powder, dried or fresh fruits, nuts and seeds, specifically pumpkin seeds, granola, honey.  

The oatmeal recipe we use to add saffron is very simple and delicious, takes about 5 minutes to make and you could make this a staple in you own kitchen. The recipe does not contain gluten or refined sugars.

Nutritional facts of oatmeal 

Oats are packed with fibers, antioxidants and whole grains. All of these ingredients are recommended to support weight loss and a healthier gut.  

Oats are a great choice for grains, they are gluten-free. 

The nutritional facts of oatmeal: 1/2 cup of rolled oats (dry) contains 3g fiber, 27g carbs, 150 calories, 3g fat in. 


Health benefits of oatmeal 

Oats are one of the healthiest grains that grows on earth. Not only are they gluten-free whole grains, but they are a source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and anti-oxidants. Some of the known health benefits of oatmeal are weight loss, lowering blood sugar levels, reduced risk of heart disease, healthy gut.  

Oats are a whole grain, also known as Avena sativa in the world of science.  

The different forms of oats are oat groats, rolled, crushed, steel-cut oats. The instant or quick oats are a highly processed variety of oats. They take a short time to cook as opposed to oat groats that are the most intact form of oats and take very long to cook. Some people may refer to oatmeal as porridge. You can use oats to make oatmeal, but they are also often used in baking to substitute regular flour.  

Oats contain a lot of nutritional value, they are a source of carbs, fiber, even a protein. Half a cup of dry oats contains:  

  • Manganese (63.91% of the daily value (DV)) 
  • Phosphorus (13.3% of the DV) 
  • Magnesium (13.3% of the DV) 
  • Copper (17.6% of the DV) 
  • Iron (9.4 of the DV) 
  • Zinc (13.4 of the DV) 
  • Folate (3.24% of the DV) 
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin) (15.5% of the DV)  
  • Vitamin B5 (panthothenic acid (9.07% of the DV)  
  • Small amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), and vitamin B3 (niacin) 

With these values, oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.  


  • Pinch of saffron (15 threads) 
  • 1 cup of rolled oats  
  • 2 cup almond milk or oat milk 
  • 1 medium banana, mashed 
  • Pinch of salt  
  • Honey, if you prefer your oatmeal slightly sweet 

How to make it 

  • Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan and turn the heat to medium/high. You may substitute the milk with water. The saffron will release its color and flavor once it in touch with liquids and heat. If you want your saffron to release more of its flavor and color, you can soak the threads in water for 30 minutes before you make your oatmeal. Just a pinch of saffron (15 threads) and a few tablespoons of hot water will be sufficient. 
  • Bring to a boil, turn the heat down to low/medium and continually stir for around 3-5 minutes as the oatmeal cooks and thickens.  
  • Keep stirring your oatmeal and once it has reached the desired thickness, remove from heat and serve into a bowl.  
  • You may serve with some honey, fresh berries, pumpkin seeds & chia seeds. 



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