Oats are healthy beyond doubt, heartily light to eat and a delicious treat! Entirely gluten free, oats recipes just happen to be packed with the most essential vitamins and minerals. Apart from being wildly nutritious, oats also promote weight loss, lower elevated blood sugar levels and protects the body against heart disease.
Oats just happen to be rich in antioxidants and fiber. The fiber tends to promote a feeling of satiety and reduces LDL and cholesterol levels. Goodbye to heart disease and hello to a perfect body!
Now despite the fact that oats recipes are simply delicious, there are only so many days you can eat it out of a bowl at breakfast. And since we want to incorporate this wonder food at your table as often as possible, here is a range of the most scrumptious oats recipes ever!
1. Oatmeal Porridge
- 200 ml Low-fat milk
- Banana – 1
- Almonds – 3 or 4
- Heat the milk along with equal amounts of water and let it simmer.
- After a few minutes, before the milk boils, add in the oats and stir for three to four minutes.
- Serve with crushed almonds and cut up bananas and grapes.
2. Oats Khichdi
Oats and greens together are the perfect combination. Throw some north Indian style in there and you have got a meal you cannot resist!
- Moong dal- ¼ cup
- Oats – ½ cup
- Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
- Grated ginger – ½ teaspoon
- Olive oil or some other healthy oil
- Carrots and onions chopped up
- Wash and clean the moong dal and then soak it in some water before you start preparation.
- Now in a hot pan, drizzle some oil and when heated throw in the cumin seeds.
- When they begin to sizzle, add the grated ginger and let it saute.
- Add the chopped vegetables and stir for about three minutes. Now strain the moong dal and add it and stir for another three minutes.
- Add your oats along with a sprinkle of salt and stir. Pour water to what amount of coarseness you want in your oats and then pressure cook it on a medium flame.
3. Oats Idli
Idli belongs to the staple diet of every Indian’s menu card. But the excessive carbs found in Idli doesn’t do much help to your waistline. Which is why we have the perfect blend of oats and idli to make your meal savory and healthy.
- Powdered oats, 1 cup
- Whole wheat rava, ½ cup
- Yogurt, ¼ cup
- Grated carrots, ½ cups
- Mustard, ½ teaspoon
- Cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon
- Oil, 1 teaspoon
- Chopped coriander
- Fry the cumin, mustard and dal in a pan with oil.
- Add the rava and fry for a couple of minutes till golden brown.
- Add the oats and stir for a few minutes.
- Add salt and let it cool for a while. Now add water and mix to form the batter.
- Set this aside. Grease the idli plates and pour the batter and steam.
- Your idlis are ready!
4. Oats dosa:
- quick cooking oats, ½ cup
- rice flour, ¼ cup
- Rava, ¼ cup
- yogurt, ½ cup
- 1 small onion – finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper, crushed
- Water and salt as required
- Mix all and grind together as you do for dosa batter.
5. Banana Date Oatmeal
This is essentially an energy boosting breakfast set to keep you pumped all day. Both banana and oatmeal are highly rich in fiber so be sure to have this on your menu list.
- 1/4 medium banana
- 3 dried dates without seeds
- 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1 serving of oatmeal – uncooked
- Prepare the oatmeal as you usually do with or without milk but limit the use of sugar.
- Stir in the bananas, dates and walnuts into the oatmeal a minute before it is done. Garnish with more walnuts or bananas and your healthy breakfast is ready.
6. Oats Dumplings
Are you missing the good old days where you could eat anything you want? Well, being on a diet doesn’t necessarily mean you need to quit every dish you love. Take for instance, the new and improved oatmeal dumpling. Now that’s a treat you can’t say no to!
- Oats – 1 cup
- Water – ¾ cup
- Salt – to taste
- Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
- Urud Dal – ½ teaspoon
- Curry leaves (few) – pieces
- Slightly toast the oats in a heating pan and set aside.
- In another pan, season mustard seeds and then curry leaves and urad dal.
- Pour in water and salt and then add the oats. Mix the stuffing till sticky.
- Make little balls out of this and steam it till firm.
7. Oatmeal Cookies
Doesn’t that sound delicious! Being on a diet can be a real bummer because that means saying no to those cakes and cookies that you love so much. Actually, it’s not necessarily so. This recipe for wholesome oatmeal cookies will satiate your sugar craving for sure!
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dried raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk together oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
- Take another bowl and mix together flour and baking powder.
- Mix in the oats and raisins with the contents of these two bowls together.
- Take small bowls of the dough and flatten it to form cookies.
- Bake in the oven for a quarter over and then cool.
8. Oatmeal Muffins
A muffin is the most standard breakfast anybody would love to have. Yes, it has a lot of fat but not this one. Specially prepared for a healthy snack, this little cup of joy will fill you up with happiness.
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups milk
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup raisins
- 2 cups fruit
- Preheat the oven to 370 degrees.
- In a large bowl beat the eggs and then blend in all the ingredients one by one.
- Make sure the butter is loose and wet before filling the paper cups and sliding the tray into the oven. Half an hour should do well. Refrigerate before serving.
9. Oatmeal Granola
Granola is one of the most filling and healthy breakfasts ever! Granola basically has everything from fruits to nuts and is easily one of the best ways to start your day.
- 3 cups rolled oats toasted
- 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup small-dice dried bananas or apples
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds, walnuts or raisin
Mix all together and drizzle with honey for a scrumptious breakfast.
10. Oat Yogurt Parfait
- 5 Tablespoon oats
- 2 Tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 3 Tablespoon pomegranate
- 3 Tablespoon pistachio
- 250 ml milk
Take a beautiful glass or mug and simply layer the ingredients on top of each other until full. You’ve got yourself a wonderful treat!