Top 8 Healthy Oats Recipes For Breakfast – As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and what better way to start your morning than with the nutritional powerhouse that is oats. Not only are oats rich in fiber, providing a hearty and filling start to your day, but they also serve as a versatile base for a myriad of delicious recipes. Join us on a culinary journey as we unveil eight healthy and enticing oats recipes that will not only satisfy your taste buds but also nourish your body for a day of vitality and energy.
Top 8 Healthy Oats Recipes For Breakfast
1. Steel cut oats
These are coarsely cut groats with a sharp steel blade. If you look at the nutritional profile on the pack of a steel cut oats, it is the same as the whole groats. The cook time of this is slightly lesser than the whole groats as they are cut.
2. Whole oat groats
These are hulled oat kernels meaning the outermost layer that is inedible is removed from the whole grain oats. These are chewy and go great in salads, slow cooked stews and pilafs.
The cooking time of oat groats is quite long as much as 50 to 60 mins apart from the soaking time. These need a good overnight soak before cooking. If you try to cook these without soaking then they take much longer.
These are easier to cook in a pressure cooker or in a instant pot.
3. Scottish oatmeal
The whole groats are stone ground to coarse meal, great to make porridge and stews. Cooking time is about 15 to 20 mins.
I use these to make chicken oats soup or lentil oats soup.
4. Regular or Rolled oats
These are made similar to the Indian Poha. They are steamed and then rolled to flatten them. So they can be eaten as such without cooking. They also cook quite fast. It is always good to use these organic since we do not rinse them and are consumed directly.
5. Quick cook oatmeal
These are steamed for longer and pressed more to make them flakes than the previous kind. You can find on the pack of quick oats that the nutritional profile is almost the same as the rolled variety.
The best kind of oats to use are the whole groats or steel cut oats as they are least processed and keep us full for longer. The next choice should be rolled variety.
Quick cook or instant variety are more processed and is almost similar to any processed food and is good to avoid them.
Making a bowl of oatmeal is the easiest and can be made within 10 minutes with zero monitoring.
But most of us may not prefer to eat a porridge regularly. Here are 32 healthy easy oats recipes that we have been enjoying at home for years now.
6. Oats upma
Oats upma is an easy & simple dish made similar to a basic South Indian Rava upma. This recipe can be made using any kind of oats. This post includes 2 recipes with quick oatmeal and rolled oats. You can make it plain or with mixed vegetables.
7. Oats dosa
Oats dosa is a thin crisp crepe made with powdered oats, spices & herbs. This post shares 2 oats dosa recipes – Instant dosa and with leftover dosa batter. Both turn out delicious and crispy. These are great for breakfast or meal. Serve them with a chutney.
Oats Masala Dosa : South Indian Style crispy dosa made with oatmeal and spiced potato stuffing. These are similar to the South Indian masala dosa. These are great to have for brunch or dinner.
Coconut oats – Quick breakfast recipe using rolled oats, fresh coconut and basic spices. It can be served with curd. This is similar to the south Indian coconut rice.
Oat egg omelette : This super quick 10 minutes oats recipe will be your new favorite if you love egg omelets for breakfast. You can serve these for a meal with a bowl or soup or just with any meal. We also love this sandwiches and kathi rolls.
Oats Idli recipe is a variation to the traditional south Indian steamed breakfast Idli. These can be served for breakfast or even for a meal with tomato chutney or coconut chutney.
Oats uttapam : A quick uttapam made with oatmeal. This post includes 2 recipes. You can also make them with left over dosa batter.