5 Healthy and tasty oats recipes for better health & improve metabolism!

Healthy and tasty oats recipes

Oats might not be the first choice of grain that you want to eat in breakfast or other main meals. some people did not like the taste of oats, while some did not like the texture of oats. however, from nutrition point of view, oats is one of the highly nutritious grain that offers many health benefits.  It is a complex carbohydrate that has an impressive nutritional profile. It is a great source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. 

What does science says?

 Scientific studies suggested that oats are a great choice of grain for people who are suffering from diabetes. It helps in controlling and managing increased sugar level effectively.  

As per NCBI (National center for Biotechnology information), Oatmeal significantly reduced the acute postprandial glucose and insulin responses. It also had a beneficial effect on glucose control and lipid profiles in type 2 diabetic patients.” 

Additionally, it also helped in losing weight due to high fiber content.  

If you are someone who want to include oats in your diet, but did not like the taste or texture of oats.  Then, this post is a perfect help for you.  

I am sharing 5 tasty and healthy oats recipes in this post. With these recipes, you can make oats tastier and can get all the amazing health benefits it offers.  

What are some interesting ways to include oats in your diet? Read the post to know more! 

5 Tasty & healthy oats recipes for better health & improve metabolism!

healthy and tasty oats recipes
Healthy and tasty oats recipes

Here are 5 interesting ways to include oats in your everyday diet.  

Oats pancake or Chilla 

Oats chilla

This one is one of the best way to include oats in your diet. Oats pancake or Chilla is an easy recipe and require some basic and easily available ingredients.  you can have it in your breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

 For making this, you will need 1 cup rolled oats, ½ cup semolina or sooji, ½ cup curd, ½ cup finely chopped veggies of your choice (carrot, corn, spinach, tomato etc.), and salt as per your taste. Make a medium thick consistency batter by mixing all ingredients and adding little water one at a time.  

Cover the batter with lid and rest it for 10-15 minutes. After that, apply little ghee or oil on pan and make pancake or Chilla like routine way. Cook it from both sides, until both sides turn light brown. Within 5-10 minutes, your tasty oats pancake (or Chilla) is ready to enjoy.  

You can serve this with any healthy dip (coriander or mint chutney) or curd raita. 

Oats smoothie 

Oats smoothies
Oats smoothies

This one is second best option to include oats in your daily diet. Oats smoothie is easy to make and taste so good. It is a great way to start your day.  

For making this you will need ½ cup rolled oats, 1 banana, natural sweetener of your choice (like maple syrup or honey), ½ cup seeds and nuts of your choice.  

First, soak rolled oats in little water for 15-20 minutes. You can soak it overnight for getting better texture. Next, soaked nuts and seeds of your choice (cashew, almond, pumpkin seeds etc.) for 15-20 minuets or overnight. As a natural sweetener, you can use either honey, banana, dates or coconut sugar.  

First, add 1 cup of routine milk or any vegan milk (like almond or cashew milk) in blender and then add soaked oats, banana, nuts and seeds one by one. next add soaked dates or other sweetener of your choice. You may skip sweetener, if you are adding banana. Banana work as a natural sweetener in this recipe.  

Now, blend this for few minutes.  

Your tasty and healthy oats smoothie is ready to enjoy.  

If you want you can other fruits like apple in this smoothie to enhance the nutritional value.  you can also add cacao power to make a chocolate flavor oats smoothie. 

Oats in baking recipes (oats cookies, baked oats) 

oats cookies
Oats cookies

This one is best option for kids. Kids love baked recipes and including oats in baked recipes is one of best way to make it tastier. You can make easy three ingredients’ oats banana chocolate chips cookies or you can make “Baked oats” that taste like cake.  

For making oats banana cookies, you will need rolled oats 1 cup, 1 ripe banana, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and ½ cup chocolate chips. Mixed all ingredients together properly. add little milk if mixture feel dry and make a cookie batter.  

Spread cookies on greased baking tray and bake this for 10-15 minutes in 350-degree Fahrenheit Your tasty and healthy oats-banana cookies is ready to enjoy.  

As another option, you can make “baked oats”. For making this, take 1 cup rolled oats, 1 egg, natural sweetener of your choice and vanilla extract 1 TSP. Blender this in blender for few minutes. Pour this mixture in a ramekin or mini baking tray and bake it for 15-20 minutes at 350-degree Fahrenheit. Your tasty and healthy “Baked oats” is ready to enjoy.  

Oats snack recipes (like oats ladoo, oats chiwda) 

oats ladoo
Oats ladoo

Unhealthy snacking is one of the major cause of weight gain and it leads to intake of empty calories too. Including oats in your routine snack recipes are a great idea to make snack time healthier and nutritious.  

You can add roasted oats along with roasted rice flakes to make oats chiwada. It is way healthier option than routine chiwda recipes.  

As another option, you can also make oats ladoo (add oats flour with wheat flour in routine ladoo recipe) to make a delicious and healthy sweet snack. Both these recipes taste so good and much healthier than other routine snack recipes.  

Savory oats recipes (like oats upma or oats khichdi) 

Masala oats
Masala oats

If you are not in mood to try sweet oats recipes, you can make it savory but adding routine spices and veggies of your choice. In traditional upma and khichdi recipes, you can replace main grain like semolina and rice with oats and can make tasty savory oats dishes to enjoy a new flavor of oats.  

So, these are some healthy and tasty oats recipes ? which one is your favorite? share with us!

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  • Preeti Chauhan

    Thanks for sharing some healthy recipes with oats that are full of soluble fiber and really help in improving cardiovascular health. We have been following most of these including oats Appe and idlis.

  • Monidipa Dutta

    Oats are an excellent choice for a healthy diet, and your article on 5 delicious and nutritious oats recipes is fantastic! The variety of recipes you shared, along with their health benefits, is truly inspiring. I can’t wait to try them all and improve my metabolism while enjoying tasty meals.

  • Ruchie

    Trust me Surbhi, I really want to switch to oats since long and tried also but whenever I try any recipe it turn out disaster. This time I will try yours and let you know. Thanks for sharing.

  • Samata

    Some good recipes you shared with oats as these days my baby is loving oats. To make it even more interesting for him your recipes will be of great help . Thank you

  • Shilpa Garg

    I love Oats… they are a convenient and versatile breakfast option. You can cook as oatmeal or in the form of overnight oats, and can customize the breakfast bowl with delicious toppings like fruits, nuts, or honey. I am going to try Oats Smoothie. Thanks Surbhi

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