Oatmeal is packed with a lot of nutrients including vitamins, calcium, iron and other micronutrients. It is a great way to start your day as it releases energy throughout the day and make you feel fuller for a longer time thus aiding in weight loss. So, here are some scrumptious and healthy oatmeal recipes:
1. 3-Minute Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
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This recipe is perfect for lazy mornings or when you are in a hurry to leave for work. Mix 1/2 cup rolled oats, an egg, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/3 of a mashed banana, a pinch of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup and 1/3 cup fresh blueberries in a microwave safe mug. Microwave the mixture for 2-3 minutes and your breakfast will be ready.
2. Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
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Mix 1/2 cup yoghurt, 1 ripe banana, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and 1 tsp honey in a blender and make a smoothie.
3. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
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To make this recipe you will need 1 cup natural peanut butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 1/4 cup ground oats, 1/4 cup quick oats, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips. Cream the peanut butter and brown sugar. Then add ground oats, quick oats, baking powder, salt and almond milk. In the end fold in chocolate chips. Spread the mixture in a parchment paper lined baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. This recipe makes 16 bars.
4. Healthy Oatmeal Muffins
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To make these muffins you will need 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, 3 large ripe bananas, 2 large eggs, 1/3 cup honey, 3/4 cup milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. First toast the oats in oven at 325 F. Grind the oats and then mix all other ingredients. Scoop the mixture in a greased muffin tray and bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes.
5. Healthy Oatmeal Waffles
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Replace carb loaded white flour waffles with these healthy oatmeal waffles. Make a mixture of all purpose flour, quick oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, eggs, whole milk, melted butter and brown sugar. Pour this mixture in a butter greased waffle maker and top the waffles with yoghurt and fruits.
6. Mango, Banana and Almond Oats
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Mix quick oats with almond milk, greek yoghurt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a mason jar. Top with chopped mangoes, bananas and slivered almonds.
7. Chewy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
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Mix salted butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, all purpose flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cornstarch and old fashioned oats to make cookie dough. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes.
8. Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
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This recipe can satisfy your apple pie craving in a lot healthier way. You have to mix rolled oats, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, low fat milk, maple syrup, an egg, coconut oil, chopped apples, walnuts, goji berries and hemp seeds in a bowl and then put it in a greased baking tray. Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes. Serve with fresh fruits and honey.
9. Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes
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This recipe calls for rolled oats, vanilla almond milk, ripe bananas, honey, eggs, salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking powder and coconut oil. Blend all the ingredients and make pancakes with the mixture. Serve with maple syrup, almonds and chopped bananas.
10. A Savory Oatmeal Bowl
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You can also make oatmeal recipes with savory ingredients. One suggestion is to cook oatmeal till 80 percent. Then stir fry veggies in just a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil and add oatmeal to it. Put it in a serving bowl and top with a poached or fried egg along a sliced avocado.