9 Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

Oats is one of the most preferred breakfast items. It helps in eliminating bad cholesterol, aids digestion and boosts your energy. Mentioned below are a few delicious breakfast recipes that you can prepare using oats.

Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

Oats With Dry Fruits

Ingredients

½ cup of oats, 11/2 – 2 cups of milk, 1 tbsp of Sugar, 7 – 8 Walnuts, 1-2 figs, 2 Dates, ½ Apple, a small Banana (optional)

Method

Chop the dry fruits into small pieces. Also, chop the fresh fruits into cubes. Cook oats with a cup of milk along with sugar. Transfer the cooked oats in a serving bowl. After it cools down slightly, add both dry and fresh fruits along with remaining milk. Mix well and serve.

Oats With Dry Fruits

Lemon Oats

Ingredients

A cup of lightly roasted oats, ¾ cup of water, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, 11/4 tbsp lemon juice, a fistful of roasted peanuts, 2 tsp oil and salt to taste

Tempering

1 tsp gram dal, 11/2 tsp Bengal gram, ½ tsp mustard seeds, 2 slit green chillies, 1 de-seeded red chilli, 1 sprig curry leaves, ¼ tsp asafoetida.

Method

 Heat oil and add mustard seeds. Once the seeds splutter, add the dals, red chilli, green chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves. Add turmeric, water and salt. Bring the water to a boil. Now, add oats and cook on reduced flame for about 4 minutes. Once the oats are cooked, add lemon juice. Mix well. Garnish lemon oats with roasted peanuts. Serve warm with pickle or yogurt.

Lemon Oats

Oats Dosa

Ingredients

1-cup oats, ¼-cup rice flour, ¼-cup semolina, 1 tsp jeera, 1 onion finely chopped, 1 green chilli finely chopped, a pinch of pepper powder (optional), water and salt to taste.

Method 

Roast the oats for about 3 to 5 minutes till you get nutty aroma and the color changes slightly. Allow the oats to cool and then finely powder it. Sauté onions a little oil along with green chillies. In a bowl, combine rice flour, rava, oats powder, sautéed onions and green chillies, jeera, salt and pepper powder. Make a batter using water (similar to rava dosa batter). Take a ladle of the prepared batter and pour it on the dosa tawa. Cook until golden brown. Enjoy the crispy oats dosa with sambhar and chutney.

Oats Dosa

Green Peas And Moong Dal Oats

Ingredients

4 tbsp oats, 2 spoons soaked moong dal (soaked for 30 minutes), ¼ cup of green peas, 1 green chilli, 2 cups of water and salt.

Method

Heat 2 cups of water. Add green peas, and soaked moong dhal. When the dal is almost cooked (takes about 10 – 15 minutes), add slit green chilli, oats and salt. You can also include veggies of your choice. Serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

Moong Dal Oats

Honey-Nut Oats

Ingredients

1 – 11/2 cups oatmeal, a handful of chopped nuts (almonds, pecans or any nut of your choice), 1 banana, a pinch of salt, normal or soy milk and a tbsp of honey.

Method

Preheat the oven (180 degrees). Place a grease proof sheet on the baking tray. Mix the nuts with honey. Make sure all the nuts are coated evenly with honey. Add a pinch of salt to the mix. Spread it on the baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes. Cook the oatmeal with milk and stir in chopped banana. Add the baked nuts and maple syrup.

Honey-Nut Oats

Oats with Milk, Dates and Banana

Ingredients

¼ cup of oats, a cup of milk, 1 big or 2 small banana, 3 chopped dates, 1 tbsp of powdered jiggery.

Preparation

Blend dates and bananas with some milk and place it aside.

Method

Cook oats to the desired consistency. Add jaggery, remaining milk and blended dates and banana paste. Blend well and enjoy this tasty breakfast.

Oats with Milk, Dates and Banana

Banana Date Oatmeal

Ingredients – Banana (medium), dried dates (3), walnuts (2 tbsp chopped), uncooked oatmeal (1 serving).

Method

Chop dates and banana into small pieces. Cook oats as usual, but just before you remove the oats from fire stir in nuts, dates and banana. Cover and cook for a minute. Serve this yummy breakfast with coffee.

Banana Date Oatmeal

Oats Idli

Ingredients

 ¾ cup of oats, ½ cup of sooji/rava, 1 cup curd, ½ tsp baking soda and salt to taste.

Seasoning

 2 tsp oil, 1 tsp mustard, ¾ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp urad dal, a pinch of hing, ¼ tsp of pepper, 1 inch finely chopped ginger, 1 green chilli, 1 grated carrot, finely chopped coriander leaves and few curry leaves.

Method

Heat oil. Add mustard and other seasoning ingredients. Fry for a minute until carrots are slightly cooked. In a bowl, combine rava, oats, curd, baking soda, salt along with the seasoning and water. Make the batter and allow it to sit for fifteen minutes. (Make sure the batter is not too thin or thick). Steam the idli for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Oats Idli

Oats Dumplings

Ingredients

 1 cup of oats, 1 cup of parboiled rice, ½ cup of roasted gram, 4 red chillies, ½ grated coconut, ½ tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp of urad dal, 1 pinch of asafoetida, few curry leaves, oil and salt.

Method

 Powder roasted gram and parboiled rice coarsely. Heat oil and add mustard, asafoetida, urad dal and red chilli. Now, add four cups of water, salt and coconut. Add oats and powdered rice to the boiling water and stir well. Once the rice is cooked, allow it to cool. Take a spoonful of this mixture and give it any shape you desire. Steam or deep-fry them. Serve hot with sauce or chutney.

Oats Dumplings