Food With Oats

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Ever found yourself craving something sweet but don’t want to eat sugar? Food With Oats is a blog dedicated to tons of healthy recipes highlighting oats and other whole grains. Because they’re packed with nutrients and fiber, whole grains can help you lose weight and regulate blood sugar levels. Learn how to make delicious recipes with oats in them by visiting this blog today! Well, that’s where oatmeal comes in. Oats are the perfect solution because they’re delicious, high in fiber and low in calories.

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Food With Oats

Oatmeal Recipes- Is there anything like a bowl full of oatmeal bathed in steaming milk and topped with your favorite nuts, berries and fruits? It’s one of the healthiest ways to start your day. Interestingly, oats are designed to be that one superfood that can easily suit your needs. Be it a quick fix for those in-between hunger pangs, a spicy evening snack or a light and hearty, hassle free supper.

Feather-light on the stomach, full of fiber and essential nutrients and low on fat, oats are one of those wonder foods that are best suited for maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as to keep your energy levels up. Not only this, there are a bunch of reasons why one should indulge in a small helping of oatmeal as often as one can.


A Bowlful of Oatmeal A Day Can Keep A Host of Diseases Away! | Benefits of Eating Oats
A small cup of oats has a lot more to offer than you can imagine. Packed with magnesium, fiber and protein, it is also super low in calories and helps you lose weight. As said earlier, oats are a rich source of fiber which aids in proper digestion. These fibers along with complex carbohydrates facilitate in slowing down the conversion of food into simple sugars which helps in stabilizing blood sugar and lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Beta glucan, a type of soluble fiber present in oats, helps in slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates in the blood stream, and this has dramatic effects on the levels of insulin and blood sugar. Beta glucans along with magnesium aid in combating bad cholesterol and help maintaining a strong immune system. Plant lignans present in oats have anti-cancer properties and also help boosting metabolism.

Some of the unique antioxidants present in oats aid in fighting hearts risks. Avenanthramides, present in oats combat free radicals from causing any damage to the LDL cholesterol, thereby significantly striking down the risks of strokes and other cardiovascular diseases. Oats also have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties; according to some of the latest researches, regular intake of oats can help lowering down the risks of breast cancer and post-menopausal breast cancer.
Make Oatmeal Your Daily Affair!

Most of us like to eat our oats the traditional way- add a little milk, bring it to a boil, sweeten it and load it with nuts and fruits, or add a dash of spices, herbs and a little oil to make it into a spicy relish. After a while these all-time favourites become way too monotonous for a daily affair and our taste buds start seeking novelty. Presenting 10 scintillating recipes that will add a variety to your daily meals, we would like to ensure that including oats as part of your daily intake becomes fun, interesting and gastronomically delightful.

From heartwarming cookies to feather-light idlis, discover and cook with oats like never before!


1. Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits

Goodness of oats coupled with the dreamy flavour of chocolate and baked into perfect golden cookies.

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Chocolate chip oat biscuits


2. Oats Idli

For all the calorie watchers, here is an all-time South Indian hit made low fat. Beautiful round idlis made of oatmeal, subtle spices and carrots.

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Oats Idli


3. Chocolate Oat Fondant

Here is a classic French dessert with a healthy addition of oats. The sinfully flavourful chocolate soaks in the aromatic goodness of oats, and in the end it’s what you call – having the best of both worlds.

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Chocolate oat fondant


4. Pumpkin Oats Cake

Who would have thought of baking lovely a boring combination of pumpkin and oats! Do away with your calorie counting ritual and gorge on this healthy pumpkin and oats cake.

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Pumpkin oats cake


5. Oat Apple Crumble

Cinnamon and lemon together with apples and an added crunch of oats, this sweet delight will crumble in your mouth and melt deep into your senses.

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Oat apple crumble


6. Oats and Nut Muffins

Whip up a batter full with the crunch of your favourite nuts along with a healthy helping of oats. Bake a plate full of these heartwarming muffins.

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Oats and nut muffins


7. Ragi Oats Ladoo

Bringing together oats and ragi flour, kneaded in healthy dough and worked into wholesome ladoos. These little wonders are coated with sesame and we bet you won’t be able to resist them!

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Ragi oats laddoo


8. Whole Grain Crackers

Bake a lovely batch of these crispy munchies, high on health and low on calories. Experience the goodness of flaxseeds, wheat flour, sesame and oats together in these crunchy delights.

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5 CREATIVE WAYS TO EAT OATS TODAY

By OREORITSE TARIEMI

17 February 2022   |   7:57 am

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If you’re like a big lover of oats, you should find these 5 recipes on creative ways to eat oats really interesting. 

A well know breakfast food, oats are not just popular for their great taste, there are also very nutritious and filling.

A great source of important minerals like manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc, oats also contain vitamins B1 and B5. They are also rich in fibre and protein, packing up to 5g for 1/2 cup serving, making them the perfect meal for controlling blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and weight loss. 

However, not everyone might be a big fan of this superfood, so how else do you enjoy oats? Here are 5 creative ways to eat oats today: 

  • Granola

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Homemade granola bars are bites of delicious goodness everyone should try at some point.

Not only are they delicious, but they are also effortless to customize and smell sooooooo good. 

All you need are: 

  1. 1½ cups of oats
  2. 1 cup of nuts or seeds
  3. ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  4. 3 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  5. A dash of cinnamon and salt.

Mix the ingredients together and lay on a sheet pan before placing in an oven for 20 minutes or 350 °F.

Try mixing in different dried fruits like apples, coconut flakes, quinoa, flax seeds, and some dark chocolate chips to make things even more interesting.

  • Pancakes

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If you haven’t tried making pancakes with oats, here’s the small voice in your head urging you to DO IT! 

You’ll need: 

  1. 1 cup of oats
  2. 1 ripe banana
  3. ½ cup unsweetened almond or oat milk
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
  6. A dash of vanilla extract and sea salt
  7. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  8. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  9. 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Start by mixing flour, oats, baking powder and some salt into a blender and blend dry. In a bowl, mix milk, egg, oil and some melted butter; next, add the blended mix into the bowl and whisk to form a smooth paste.

Heat up a pan and apply a little vegetable oil. Pour a little batter into the oiled up pan and flip, serve once golden brown. Drizzle on some maple syrup for more sweetness once served, 

  • Baked Oats 

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A cake made from oats? Sign me up!

To get this, you should have:

  1. Rolled oats
  2. Egg
  3. Banana
  4. Maple syrup
  5. Baking powder 
  6. Salt
  7. Cocoa powder

Place all the ingredients in a blender blend to form a fine mix. Next, pour into a greased baking pan with a toothpick in the centre of the mix. Bake until the edges turn brown or the toothpick comes out clean. White shaved chocolate makes a great topping. 

  • Greek Yogurt Oatmeal

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Or overnight oats, to make this, you must have: 

  1. Rolled Oats
  2. Milk
  3. Greek or vegan yoghurt
  4. Chia Seeds
  5. Vanilla Extract
  6. Sweetener; honey or maple syrup
  7. Fresh or frozen fruits like mixed berries, sliced banana, peaches, or passion fruit
  8. Nut and seeds, spices, chocolate chips, protein powder, and peanut butter

Pour some oats into a large bowl or mason jar. Mix the Greek yoghurt and chia seeds properly to remove clumps in another bowl. Add milk, vanilla extract, and yoghurt with chia seeds to the oats and mix. Cover the jar with an airtight lid and leave in the refrigerator overnight. You can add the toppings into the jar before freezing or after you serve the mix.

  • Oatmeal Covered Chicken Tenders

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Bet you never knew you could wrap your chicken tenders in anything other than flour. So get: 

  1. 1 cup regular oats
  2. ¾ cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  3. 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  6. 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  7. Cooking spray

Preheat your oven to 450°. Blend your rolled oats dry, add some cheese, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix and place in a shallow bowl.

Put each chicken tender between heavy-duty plastic wraps and pound using a small skillet. Then coat sides of the tender with cooking spray and warp the tenders in the oat mix. Next, cover a baking sheet with cooking spray and place tenders on; bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until browned.

However you choose to eat your oats, one thing is for sure, you’ll definitely enjoy your oats even more with these recipes. Oh! And if you want to, you can blend some oats alongside your smoothie; we won’t judge. 

Oatmeal

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What Is Oatmeal?

Oatmeal is a breakfast food made from oats and liquid like water or milk. Many foods fall in and out of favor as health trends come and go. Not oatmeal. This whole-grain powerhouse has been packing serious nutrition and hearty flavor into breakfast for generations. It’s one of the few comfort foods that’s as good for you as it is just plain good.

To get the most out of this superfood, be a bit picky.

Some packets of instant oatmeal, for example, are loaded with sugar — as much as 8 teaspoons per serving — and high in sodium. Always check the label to see what you’re getting.

Great oatmeal starts with plain rolled oats, or steel-cut oats, cooked in a little water or milk, and topped with wholesome ingredients. It’s a feel-good start to the day, and if you make it a habit, it can do your health some favors.

If you’re on a gluten-free diet, look for oats that are certified gluten-free. Though oats themselves don’t contain gluten, they can get tainted with gluten when they’re being processed or growing.

Oatmeal Benefits

Oatmeal’s claim to fame is its proven ability to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol. Chalk that up to a type of soluble fiber called beta glucan.

Eating oats is linked to an average 7% drop in LDL cholesterol, research shows. Many other things also affect your heart’s health (like what else you eat, how active you are, and whether you smoke), but oatmeal is a simple heart-smart start. Oatmeal also:

  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Provides antioxidants
  • Promotes healthy bacteria in your gut
  • Helps you to feel full to manage your weight
  • Relieves skin itching and irritation
  • Lowers your chance of colon cancer

Types of Oatmeal

When you shop for oats, you’ll see several types on the store shelves. They’re all based on “oat groats,” which are the whole oat kernel.

  • Instant oats: Oat groats that have been steamed and flaked.
  • Rolled oats(also called regular or old-fashioned oats): Oat groats that have been steamed and rolled into flakes that are thicker (and thus take longer to cook) than instant oats.
  • Steel-cut oats (also called Irish oats): You get the whole oat kernel, cut up. These take about 20 minutes to cook.
  • Scottish oats: These are like steel-cut oats, but instead of being cut, they are ground.
  • Oat groats: This is the whole oat kernel — no cuts, flakes, or grinding. They take longer to cook than other oats. Give them 50-60 minutes to cook, after you bring the water to a boil.

You can cook oatmeal on your stove top, in your microwave, or in a slow cooker. “Overnight Oats” are also popular. These are oats that are soaked overnight in a liquid like milk or yogurt.



How to Prepare Oatmeal

To make oatmeal, mix 2 ¼ cups of water and a dash of salt in a small saucepan and turn the heat to high. Once the water starts to boil, turn the heat to low and add 1 cup of rolled oats. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until the oats absorb the water. Add any toppings, stir your oatmeal, put a lid on the pan, and turn off the heat. Let your oatmeal sit for another five minutes, then it’s ready to eat.

Toppings

Your bowl of oatmeal gets even tastier when you top it with spices. Try cinnamon, ginger, or pumpkin pie spice.

Swirl in a bit of almond butter, or any kind of nut butter. Or sprinkle walnuts (which are rich in heart-healthy omega-3s) or any of your favorite types of nuts on top.

Spoon in some frozen berries, and the warmth of the oatmeal will defrost them for you. Or try applesauce, or dried fruit.

You can add milk (dairy, almond, soy, or whatever else you like), too.

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