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QUICK BREAKFAST IDEAS: 5 EASY, HEALTHY & DELICIOUS RECIPES USING OATS

Breakfast can’t steal your dreams-time anymore!  Yes, ladies, I can hear you screaming a big ‘HOW’!

Waking up early every morning and cooking breakfast is not an easy sport. It requires planning and passion to do it daily without any motivation. 

But nobody wants to spend too much time in the kitchen or eat unhealthy fast food daily either. So we have come to your rescue, this time with super delicious yet healthy breakfast recipes using oats!

Although oat is not a traditional breakfast in Indian homes, these days oat have stolen some screen space in our kitchen. I know you must have been bored of having the same oat porridge over and over.  But this time let’s make some Indian recipes too using oats.

Oats Dosa 

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Credit: Dassana’s Veg Recipes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats 
  • ¼ cup Rice Flour
  • ¼ cup Rava (sooji/semolina)
  • ½ cup Curd (yogurt)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions 
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
  • 1  tbsp chopped coriander leaves 
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves 
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tbsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut 
  • water as required
  • salt as required
  • oil/ghee/butter as required

How to make it:

  1. Grind the oats in a mixer to fine flour. 
  2. Take this flour in a mixing bowl and add rice flour, rava and curd mix it with water and get the right consistency. 
  3. Then add finely chopped onion, ginger, green chillies, chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves to it.
  4. Add cumin seeds, grated coconut, crushed black pepper and salt as required.
  5. Mix it well and let it sit for 10 minutes. 
  6. Check the consistency, and add water if required. The batter is ready to use.
  7. Heat a pan and pour the batter gently from the circumference to the centre and fill the gaps ( Don’t spread it like we do normal dosa)
  8. Sprinkle some oil and flip and cook the other side and serve it hot. 
  9. Have it with any chutney of your choice or any curries.

Oats Upma

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Credit: Sailu’s Food

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooking oats 
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions 
  • ¼ cup finely grated carrots
  • ¼ cup finely chopped french beans
  • ¼ cup green peas 
  • curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp chana dal 
  • 1 tbsp urad dal 
  • 8 to 10 cashews/roasted peanuts
  • ½ tbsp finely chopped ginger 
  • 1  tbsp  finely chopped green chillies 
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 
  • Oil as required
  • Salt as required

How to make it:

  1. Dry roast the oats until it turns slightly brown.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add and crackle the mustard seeds. 
  3. Start adding cumin seeds, chana dal, urad dal and cashews to it. Stir fry until it gets browned.
  4. Add finely chopped onions and sauté until the onions turn translucent.
  5. Next add finely chopped ginger, chopped green chillies and curry leaves, finely chopped carrots, finely chopped french beans and green peas. 
  6. Sauté it for a few minutes and add water and close the lid. Cook it until the veggies are nicely cooked.
  7. It’s time to add the roasted oats. Add salt as required and stir it very well. Cover it and cook it for a few more minutes.
  8. Your Upma is ready to eat. Sprinkle some finely chopped coriander and serve it hot.

Oats Idli

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Credit: Whiskaffairs

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups oats
  • 1/2 litre curd (slightly sour)
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tbsp channa dal
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp finely chopped green chillies 
  • 1 cup grated carrots 
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp salt

How to make it:

  1. Dry roast the oats until it turns slightly brown and grinds them into flour.
  2. Take a pan and add heat the oil
  3. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, and channa dal to the oil. Allow the mustard to splutter and the dals to turn golden.
  4. Add chopped chillies, coriander, grated carrots and a pinch of turmeric powder to the same pan.
  5. After it is fried a bit add this mixture to the powdered oats.
  6. Add curd to this mixture and make a batter like that of an idli batter consistency. Don’t add water. And the batter is ready!
  7. Now take the idli steamer and grease the plates and pour the batter into it and steam the idlis for 15 minutes.
  8. When the idlis are ready, enjoy it with onion or coconut chutney.

Overnight oats

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Credit: Feasting At Home

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats 
  • Milk/water as required 

Optional ingredients:

  • Chia seeds 
  • Greek or vegan yogurt
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Sweetener (Honey/maple syrup)
  • Toppings (Fresh fruit, dried fruit, nut butter, nuts, seeds and spices)

How to make it:

  1. In a bowl, mix together oats and chia seeds.
  2. Next, add greek or vegan yogurt and vanilla extract.
  3. Add any sweetener of your choice. 
  4. Add the milk and mix it all together.
  5. Next, you have to seal or cover with a lid, and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Take out the next morning and add toppings of your choice and have it.

Oats Pancake

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Credit: Love and Lemons

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tbsp salt (optional)
  • 1-1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Butter/ Oil
  • blueberry/banana/apple/ chocolate chips 
  • Cinnamon powder (optional)

How to make it:

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt and mix it thoroughly. 
  2. In a separate bowl, combine milk, egg and oil and blend it well. 
  3. Mix the ingredients we have prepared in two bowls into one and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Add blueberry/banana/apple/ chocolate chips, of your choice and add cinnamon powder. Add salt if you need and mix it well and the batter is ready. 
  5. Heat the pan and lightly grease it. 
  6. Pour the batter into the pan. 
  7. Flip it when the top portion is cooked and is covered with bubbles. Serve & enjoy!

Happy ladies? Now you don’t have to wake up early or plan your breakfast the night before either! You just have to store good-quality oats at home. Just save your time and make these amazing recipes that will quench your hunger as well as keep you healthy, as oats are rich in fibre and other essential nutrients. Tell us how it tasted!

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