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5 Best and Easy to Make Healthy Oatmeal Recipes


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The month of January is observed as Oatmeal Month. Oatmeal is prepared from nutrient rich whole-grain food – oats. It is made from either ground, steel-cut, or rolled oats.

Health Benefits of Oatmeal:

  • High in sodium
  • Useful to curb bad cholesterol
  • High fiber content
  • Helps in controlling blood sugar
  • Helpful in weight loss process
  • Rich in antioxidants

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfast options for children as well as adults. Here are 5 easy to make healthy oatmeal recipes, which can give you that yummy taste and a healthy start to your day. The surprise element in this list is that it has the Indian twist that you can relate to easily.

Healthy Oatmeal Recipes::

1. Oatmeal upma – This is a quick, healthy and stomach full breakfast recipe.

Ingredients: All you need to make this delicious dish is –

  • Oats
  • Water
  • Vegetables of your choice
  • A mix of daals
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Salt

Method:

  • Dry roast the oats till they are crisp
  • Heat oil in pan and add the mustard seeds and vegetables to it
  • Once the vegetables are done, add the roasted oats
  • Pour water in the pan and add salt and turmeric
  • Cover the pan and let the oats cook

2. Overnight oats – This recipe does not need any cook time and can be prepared in about 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Oats
  • Milk
  • Fruits
  • Dry fruits

Method: Soak the oats in the milk at night and refrigerate this mix overnight. You can add the fruits and dry fruits on top to make it more delicious and nutrient rich.

3. Vegetable oats porridge – This sugar-free porridge recipe is easy to make, tasty and full of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients:

  • Vegetables like chopped carrots, green peas and coriander
  • Oats
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Method:

  • Dry roast the oats in a pressure cooker till they are crisp
  • Add the vegetables to the dry roasted oats
  • Pour water and add salt & black pepper
  • Close the lid and pressure cook this mixture for 1-2 whistles
  • Once the lid of the cooker opens, serve the porridge with some seasoning of your choice

4. Oatmeal pancakes – This is a very basic recipe and kids’ all-time favorite.

Ingredients:

  • Oats
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Sugar

Method:

  • In a blender ground the oats to a fine powder
  • Add baking powder and a pinch of salt to this fine powder and mix well
  • In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together – eggs, butter, milk and sugar
  • Add the fine powder to these wet ingredients and prepare a batter with thick consistency
  • Pour a small portion of this batter to a heated greased pan & cook it from both the sides

You can serve these pancakes with toppings/sauce of your choice.

5. Oats chiwda – This is a great evening snack and goes well with your evening tea. The recipe is very simple and the dish is very tasty.

Ingredients:

  • Oats
  • Cornflakes
  • Peanuts
  • Curry leaves
  • Green chilies
  • Roasted gram
  • Coconut
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Cooking oil

Method:

  • Dry roast the oats and cornflakes separately
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add coconut, roasted gram, curry leaves, chili and spices
  • Add the mixture of oats and cornflakes and keep the mix stirring
  • Add salt and switch off the stove

This simple dish can be used immediately or can be stored and used for next 2-3 weeks.

We hope that you enjoy these recipes and boost your healthy intake. Please share more recipes with us in the comment section below. You can also try these recipes and share the pictures of your yummy dishes along with the happy faces of your friends and family who enjoy these with you.

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