Apple Oatmeal To Matar Chaat:10-Minute Winter Breakfast Recipes
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It's finally that time of the year when it's chilly in the morning. You miss a few alarms, and getting out of your warm blankets does not seem like a great idea. It's finally winter, and it comes with both advantages and disadvantages. The best thing about winter is that a lot more variety of seasonal fruits and veggies are available during this season, but often, we are too lazy in the morning to cook a hearty breakfast. Winter mornings can be chilly, and the last thing you want to do is spend too much time in the kitchen. But that doesn't mean you have to compromise on a tasty and nutritious breakfast. 

So, we have found a middle ground and gathered a collection of easy-to-make, 10-minute recipes that are perfect for those lazy and chilly mornings. From pomegranate chia pudding to methi paratha, these recipes will warm your heart and soothe your soul.   

Pomegranate Chia Pudding:

Start your day with a lot of super-healthy antioxidants by preparing a delightful pomegranate chia pudding. Fresh pomegranates are one of the best parts of winter, and you can add them to your breakfast easily. In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup of chia seeds, 1 cup of milk, a touch of honey or maple syrup, and a handful of pomegranate seeds. Stir well and let it sit for 5–6 minutes. This superfood-packed breakfast is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a great energy booster.

Carrot Mug Cake:

Recipe - Em's Kitchen

Winter usually means carrots and gajar ka halwa for our Indian households. Well, now add them to your yummy breakfast too! Satisfy your morning sweet tooth with a carrot mug cake. In a microwave-safe mug, combine 1/4 cup grated carrots, 1/4 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, and a pinch of cinnamon. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and mix thoroughly. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, and voila! You have a warm, moist carrot cake ready in just 10 minutes. 

Veggie Omelette:  

For a protein-packed and savoury breakfast, whip up a protein- and fibre-rich veggie omelette. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and pour the mixture into a hot, greased tawa. You can grease it with olive oil, butter, or go the Desi way and use a little mustard oil, which warms you up in winter. Add your choice of diced vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes, fold it in half, and you're ready to enjoy a nutritious breakfast.

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal:

Recipe - HealthNut Nutrition

Nothing says warm and comforting like a bowl of cinnamon apple oatmeal. As yummy as a pie and equally healthy, this quick breakfast dish is also guilt-free. Cook 1/2 cup of rolled oats with 1 cup of milk. Add in sliced apples and a pinch of cinnamon. Simmer until the oats are creamy and the apples are tender. Garnish with a little honey and chopped nuts. This wholesome bowl of oatmeal is the ideal way to kickstart your day.

Methi Paratha:

If you're craving something Indian but preparing a whole, heavy meal seems like too much of a task, try making methi paratha. Knead wheat flour with water, salt, and a handful of fresh fenugreek leaves, or methi saag. Roll the dough into a triangular or circle paratha and cook it on a hot tawa with a little Desi ghee. Within minutes, you'll have a delicious, flaky paratha that pairs perfectly with masala dahi or tangy home-made achaar.

Matar Chaat:

The winter season is synonymous with the green pea season. While you can make many dishes with these little pea pearls, the easiest one for breakfast is steamed matar chaat. For a spicy and tangy breakfast option, combine boiled green peas with chopped onions, tomatoes, and green chillies. Add a dash of lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a pinch of chaat masala. This protein-rich chaat will say good morning to your taste buds and keep you warm and cozy.

Papaya Salad:

Fresh papayas are truly a gift of nature, and they are abundant in winters. While the list has dishes that get ready in 10 minutes, this papaya salad hardly takes 5. Cube a ripe papaya and toss it with some lime juice, if you want. And that is it! You can have a handful of soaked almonds, walnuts, and cashews alongside the salad for an energy boost. This quick and healthy salad is a great way to brighten up your breakfast table.

With these 10-minute winter breakfast recipes, you can enjoy delicious and nutritious meals without spending too much time in the kitchen. These recipes ensure your winter mornings are as delightful as they are hassle-free. So, miss an alarm, wake up a little late, and then treat yourself to these quick meals—you deserve it.