Inside the Feed Zone video series: Biju’s Oatmeal

The Feed Zone Cookbook recipe: Biju's Oatmeal by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim FZC has posted another Inside the Feed Zone video featuring a recipe from The Feed Zone Cookbook!

Please take a look at one of the favorite breakfasts of the pro peloton, Biju’s Oatmeal.


The Feed Zone Cookbook - Biju's Oatmeal

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Biju’s Oatmeal

TIME> 10–15 minutes

Rice or pasta are common pre-race breakfast staples for professional cyclists, but at the 2011 Tour of California Chris Horner and the RadioShack team proved that oatmeal can be the breakfast of champions. Levi Leipheimer has mastered our recipe, and we hope it will become your favorite standby food too.

1 cup water
dash of salt
1 cup “old-fashioned” rolled oats
1–2 cups milk, depending on desired thickness
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 banana, chopped
¼ cup raisins

In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a low boil. Add oats and cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.

Add milk and brown sugar, and return the mixture to a low boil. Add molasses, banana, and raisins, continuing to stir until oatmeal reaches desired thickness. Remove pan from heat. Let rest for 10–15 minutes if you have the time.

Finish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and a splash of milk.

TIP: Use any kind of milk—dairy, soy, almond. Start with 1 cup and add more to achieve your desired consistency.


PER SERVING> Energy 490 cal • Fat 6 g • Sodium 181 mg • Carbs 102 g • Fiber 10 g • Protein 19 g