Oats make a great healthy breakfast. We usually have Oats for breakfast roughly twice in a week. You can have Oats with a glass of Milk and with any of the fruits like Apple, Banana, Chikoo etc. and dry fruits like Walnuts, Figs/Anjoor, Dates etc. Unlike the corn flakes mixture, the Oats breakfast that I am suggesting here usually will not make you feel hungry till afternoon lunch.
Depending on the amount of calories you need to stay active during the morning hours, you can add or let go of certain dry fruits or the fresh fruits that I am suggesting to go with the Oats breakfast. For example, you can avoid Banana if you feel it is high in calories and you need the breakfast to stay light. Oats is a great breakfast recipe to fall back on if you have had a heavy meal the previous night, say, in a restaurant or a friend’s house. Also, we go for a quick and healthy oats breakfast when I have a larger menu to target for lunch on a festival day or when I have some visitors at home; when it is expected that we will have a heavier lunch. This saves some work for me for breakfast and jump straight into preparing the dishes for lunch.
One can prepare quite a few dishes from Oats like Oats Upma, Cookies, Soups etc. Will explore some of these oats recipes and post them in coming days.
Update: Also check out my latest post Oats Vegetable Soup Recipe for another idea for healthy Oats Breakfast.
- Quaker Oats – 1/2 cup (or White Oats)
- Milk – 1-1/2 to 2 cups
- Sugar – 1 Tbsp
- Walnuts – 7-8
- Fig or Anjeer or Anjoor – 1-2
- Dates or Kajoor – 2
- Apple – 1/2
- Banana – 1 small sized (Optional)
Time to Make: 10 min
How To Prepare:
- Cut all the dry fruits like Walnuts, Fig and Dates into small pieces. Cut the fresh fruits you want to go with Oats like Apple, Banana, Chikoo etc. into cubed sized pieces.
- Cook the Oats with 1 cup of Milk and Sugar in a microwave for about 2-3 minutes or cook them in a vessel for about 5 minutes.
- Transfer the above cooked Oats with Milk to a serving bowl. Leave the mixture to cool for 2-3 minutes.
- Now add all the cut Fruits, Dry fruits and remaining Milk to the serving bowl with cooked Oats. Mix all the ingredients well.
Now your fresh healthy Oats breakfast is ready to savoured.
- Oatmeals can contain Wheat, Barley and Corn. Oats have lots of fiber content and is high in Protein and Iron. I hear that it has very low or zero cholesterol, zero fatty acid and is heart friendly.
- Dry fruits like Walnuts promote good cholesterol, have lots of Proteins and unsaturated fat.
- Dried Figs are highly nutritious and contains high calories, but it helps to fight anemia and protect against cancer.
- Dates are high in Sugar but have no cholesterol and they are high in dietary fiber too.