‘Oats’ have become one of the most popular and healthy staple in any kitchen these days. We all are aware of the health benefits of ‘Oats’ and thus make it a point to incorporate oats in our daily diet. Here are some unique oats recipes which you could definitely try out to add some zing to your kitchen!
The flavored oats muffins are one of the healthiest goodies that could really taste delicious, look enticing and smell great. The key ingredients needed for making oats muffins are flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk, beaten egg, oil and of course oats. You need to mix in all the ingredients thoroughly. You could add dry nuts, raisins and vanilla essence to make it into an unforgettable savory. Put the mixture in to muffin cups and bake it for about 20 minutes. You will notice the muffins turning golden brown in color and that indicates that your oats muffins are just ready to be engorged
This is one of the easiest options through which you could give your body a potent dose of good health. If you don’t have sufficient time to cook your oats, just ‘drink’ it up. Chopped bananas, skimmed milk, a blob of chilled yoghurt, a dash of honey, half a cup of oats, 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds, few ice cubes need to be churned and blended in a blender to get a healthy, frothy and refreshing smoothie.
The traditional South Indian Upma recipe gets a unique healthy twist when Oats are used in it instead of Semolina or ‘Rawa’. The dish is packed with nutrients as it combines the goodness of oats with that of veggies. You could use veggies like carrots, beans, green peas, capsicums in this particular dish. The dish is spiced up with ingredients like mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped coriander, grated ginger and curry leaves. To add the finishing touch, this immensely filling dish is often sprinkled with roasted peanuts and drizzled with lime juice.
Oats Khichdi is another healthy take on the most popular comfort food for Indians ‘Khichdi’ which is prepared from Toor dal and rice. But in this dish, you are supposed to combine roasted oats with moong dal. This delicious Khichdi is indeed a quick breakfast you could resort to when you have a real time crunch. The kichdi is tempered with spices and ingredients like mustard seeds, black peppers, bay leaves, curry leaves, slitted green chilies, grated ginger, chopped onions, chopped garlic. Veggies like cauliflower, beans, carrot, tomatoes, green peas may be tossed into the Khichdi to heighten its taste and nutrition value
Oats laddoo is a real yummy and healthy sweet that could definitely appease your sweet tooth. Roasted powdered oats, ghee, dry coconut powder, powdered sugar/jiggery, cardamom, grated peanuts, almonds and raisins are the major ingredients needed to make these mouth-watering laddoos. These laddoos could serve as an awesome after-meal snack or could be used as a unique sweet dish for the traditional Indian festivities