Oat baskets stuffed with vegetables with bechamel

Detail of an oat basket filled with vegetables with bechamel
Detail of an oat basket filled with vegetables with bechamel

This is a perfect proposal for meetings with friends and other informal dinners, as it is just as delicious hot, as cold.

In these baskets we find the valuable nutrients provided by oats , such as vitamin E , vitamins of group B ( B1 , B2 , B6 and B9 or folic acid), phosphorus , calcium , magnesium , potassium , iron and zinc , as well as proteins and soluble and insoluble fiber , and the great dose of energy that makes it so popular among athletes.

In addition to being a great source of energy, oats have other great powers: the satiating, the facilitating intestinal transit, the helping to lower levels of bad cholesterol, the favor of the production of new tissues in our body, the to prevent cardiovascular diseases and, according to certain studies, to help prevent different types of cancer due to their phytochemical content.

Its interior, filled with peppers , onions , broccoli and cherry tomatoes , complete the nutritional contribution with vitamins A and C , lycopene , beta carotene , tryptophan , flavonoids , sodium and sulfur .

Then you will see how you can make these delicious baskets to surprise each and every one of the guests.

Difficulty levelPreparation timeRations
Medium1 h.For 6 units

Ingredients

  • 10 spoons of oat flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 175 ml. of water
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 small red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 small leek
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 broccoli florets
  • 8 tomatoes
  • 1 y 1/2 tablespoons of wholemeal flour
  • 200 ml. of soy milk
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, we put the oatmeal with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cover it with just water so it does not spill. We introduce it 1 minute in the microwave at maximum power, remove it and stir well to undo the resulting paste.
  2. In a mold of muffins, we put a little dough in each of the holes, making sure it covers the bottom and sides well. We introduce it in the preheated oven and bake it for 20 minutes at 150º. After this time, we take it out of the oven and let it cool.
  3. Put 3 tablespoons of oil in a large pan and, when hot, we toss the chopped garlic together with the leek washed and cut into thin slices and take a few turns. When golden, add the onion and pepper cut into small pieces, stir and cover, letting it go over medium heat.
  4. When the pepper and onion are half done, we toss the corsages of broccoli and the water so that the latter is cooked and we cover again 10 minutes more.
  5. After this time, add the tomatoes cut into small pieces, mix everything well and cover again until it is done.
  6. Then, we toss the flour, we give a few laps so that it is refried a little and, next, we toss the soya milk, a pinch of pepper, a pinch of nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Let it cook until the mixture thickens, remove it from the heat and let cool.
  7. Once it has cooled, fill the oat baskets we have in the molds and grill a few minutes until they are golden brown, watching that they do not burn.
Baskets fresh from the oven
Baskets fresh from the oven

Notes

  • You can also use any flour that you have available, but we recommend that it be integral so that it contains all the nutrients of the whole grain.
  • You can substitute soy milk for any other vegetable milk, except coconut and quinoa, which would alter the flavor.
  • In the event that when unmolding the baskets, they are soft, you can put them on kitchen paper and put them in the oven a little more until they dry.

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