Showing posts with label Oats Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oats Recipes. Show all posts

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Oats Porridge

Exercise should be part of everyone's daily routine. Exercise is not just for weight loss but to keep yourself fit and positive towards life challenges. It could be in any form like brisk walking, jogging, working out in gym, yoga or dance. I love walking and I also love yoga. In my school days I used to do yoga and later the habit was completely gone as I moved to higher classes. However, nowadays whenever I get time I love going to park and do brisk walking. 



Recently we have put our daughter for dance classes and there is a yoga class too. My husband noticed it and started inquiring, I was surprised. Later he enrolled my name there and from last 3 months I have joined into power yoga which I am really loving it. It is a strict rule that you should not eat anything heavy at least 2 hours before power yoga. My class is in the evening so after lunch I have to eat something heavy around 4 so that I get the stamina to perform well in my yoga class. Some times I eat sandwich, sometimes healthy salads and one day I tried Oats Porridge and it was good. So often I eat oats porridge with banana which is a healthy option. Oats Porridge is a very good breakfast option for toddlers as well as adults. Lear here how to make Oats Porridge.

Oats Porridge

Ingredients

Rolled Oats or Cooking Oats - 1/2 cup
Milk - 21/2 cups
Sugar - 11/2 tablespoon or as per taste
Banana - 1, chopped (optional)
Almonds - 5 to 6 chopped (optional)

Procedure

1. Take the oats in a pan and add milk into it. 
2. Cook until it thickens. Keep stirring it to avoid burning and forming lumps. 
3. Add sugar and stir till it dissolves.
4. Switch off the gas and pour it in a serving bowl. 
5. Top it with chopped bananas or any fruit or dry fruit of your choice. 


Friday, 9 September 2016

Overnight Oats with Banana Dates and Nuts

These days overnight oats is a famous breakfast option. Oats is rich in fibre and everyone should include into their diet. When I was pregnant I first tried oats porridge, frankly speaking I did not like the taste of it. However, I finished more than half of the pack thinking it is good for health but later I had to stop it because due to hormonal changes I could not have a single spoon and crave for spicy foods. The remaining pack of oats I did not thow away I used it as facepack which was very useful. Later I bought oats and prepared some cookies which were very very tasty. Here is the recipe of Oats Digestive Cookies.



This time I started liking oats as there was no hormonal influence on my tastebuds. This time I was determined to try overnight oats but I was bit afraid remembering the taste of oats porridge. However, I was totally wrong! Overnight oats tastes far better than porridge (according to me). May be the addition of toppings gave a better taste to the oats.

Overnight oats with banana dates and nuts is a healthy breakfast. Overnight oats can make your mornings hassle free by cutting down the cooking time.

Overnight Oats with Banana Dates and Nuts

Ingredients

Rolled Oats - 1 cup
Milk - 11/2 cup (or enough milk to submerge the oats)
Banana - 1
Dates - 5 to 6, chopped
Almond - 5 to 6, chopped
Honey - 1 tablespoon


Procedure

1. Take oats in a glass jar and add enough milk to submerge the oats.
2. Now cover the jar with a lid and keep it inside the fridge for overnight.
3. Next day morning take out the jar from fridge and open the lid to add chopped banana, dates and almond.
4. Finally add honey to add some sweetness. You can adjust amount sweetness added to it.


Monday, 4 July 2016

Oats Tikki

Monsoon is on here at Bangalore...Almost every evening it's raining here and so we have to drop our evening walk everyday..When it rains outside I prefer to hold a cup of hot coffee in my hand with some snacks. But when I think of snacks , it reminds me about deep fried oily snacks and I keep myself happy with a biscuit along with coffee. It's not that I do not eat fried items but at times it happens want to avoid them. However, I was craving for some snacks and thought making something healthy. A box of oats was looking at me from the kitchen cupboard so I decided to prepare some oats tikkis. This is a very healthy snack item and good for kids..



Oats Tikki
Ingredients

Oats - 1 cup
Boiled Potato - 2 to 3 medium
Spring Onion - 2 stalks, finely chopped
Coriander Leaves - chopped, 2 tablespoon
Carrot - grated, 2 to 3 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Bhaja Masala (Coriander Powder: Cumin Powder: Garam Masala Powder: Pepper Powder = 2:2:1:1, dry roast)  - 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Chaat Masala - 1 teaspoon
Green Chilli - 1 teaspoon, chopped
Corn Flour - 2 tablespoon
Refined Oil - 3 tablespoon (use as required)

Procedure

1. Dry roast rolled oats in a pan for few minutes and keep aside.
2. Take boiled potato in a bowl and mash it. Add spring onion, green chilli, carrot and coriander leaves. Mix them well.
3. Next add red chilli powder, bhaja masala, chaat masala, salt and 1/2 cup oats into it. Knead them well.
4. Now prepare round shape tikkis. On the other hand, add little water into corn flour and make a batter. Batter should not be either thin or thick.
5. Now dip the prepared tikkis in the batter and roll them on remaining oats.
6. Shallow fry the tikkis until light golden and serve with any dip or chutney.