Oatmeal is great for our general fitness. But, it can also get boring. So here are some interesting and off-beat oatmeal recipes that will keep you happy and healthy every morning.
Oats is the preferred healthy breakfast ingredient for many of us, especially the ones trying to trim the waistline.
But having the same old oats, boiled in milk, can be quite mundane and boring. So we bring you some variety recipes with oats, so that you are healthy and fun with each sunrise.
Boring old oats jazzed up with dried fruits, honey, and spices, this recipe is also a dream for a late-riser. It can be prepared up to three days ahead, so virtually no morning prep time is required. Your breakfast is always ready for you. Combine and boil water with oats in a pan till it’s your desired consistency. Let it cool down for 5 minutes, then mix milk, yogurt, honey, ground cinnamon, a pinch of salt. Top it up with lots of dried fruits. If you just love fruits, add them to this concoction too. If you are serving to more than one person, add the toppings after dividing the servings.
Oatmeal in Cherry and Blueberry Sauce
This preparation of oatmeal is a perfect breakfast option, with its high nutritional value combined in the sweet juices of cherry. It is in fact, a morning dessert. To start with, throw in some red cherries and blueberries in milk. Shave off some orange peel into the mixture, after the cherries start to blend. For seasoning, add some cinnamon and salt. Lastly, add in the oats and cook it in the syrup till it is the right consistency. Cool it and sprinkle a little bit of sugar before serving.
Baked Oatmeal Dessert
Yes, oats can be baked too! To start, mix oats with baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl, and keep aside. In another bowl, mix milk with 4 eggs, applesauce, oil, and sugar. Slowly add this to oats, stirring constantly. Stir in some fruity pulp in the mixture too. Pour these into a baking dish and bake it uncovered for 40 minutes, or till the top is toasted brown. Cool it a bit and serve with yogurt, cream or ice cream.
Take up the nutrient quotient of your oatmeal a notch higher with this recipe of oats topped with vanilla yogurt, granola bar, pears, and cinnamon in apple juice. Mix and boil apple juice with sugar and cinnamon in pan for about 20 minutes. Add some peers and blanch it in the syrup. Let it be thick and pulpy. Now, boil water and salt, and then add oats. After a minute, stir in the syrup, yogurt, and granola bars, broken into small, bite-size pieces.
Oats with a desi twist! Finely chop onions and some green chilies. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and crackle cumin and mustard seeds in it. Add the chopped onions and cook till golden brown. Stir in the chilies, turmeric powder and salt. Add veggies like carrots and peas if you like. Now, add oats and mix it well. Pour little bit of water and let it cook for about 10 min. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
No need to start your day with all those boring oatmeal servings. Try some sparkling new recipe everyday for that exciting dose of your favorite health food and get sprinting with the busy day ahead!