Talk of healthy grains and cereals, and oats is bound to come into the discussion. One of the healthiest food grains out there, oats are known as Avena sativa in scientific terms, and are commonly consumed as a breakfast cereal. As more and more people are moving towards a healthier lifestyle, the popularity of oats is also increasing. With a prized possession of a vast nutrition profile and its diverse nature that can be made into different kinds of dishes, oats have climbed up the popularity ladder quite rapidly. From a regular oatmeal to oats breads and oats desserts, there is a whole lot of ways to prepare oats. But first let’s see what makes oats a healthy choice. 

Super rich in soluble fibres, oats can help in lowering cholesterol levels. The soluble fibres also help increase the intestinal transit time and reduce glucose absorption. Oats also contain beta-glucan that is a lipid lowering agent. According to the data by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a 100 gram of oats contains 4 grams of beta-glucan, which improves satiety by slowing down digestion, further aiding in weight loss. It also boasts of good amounts of a range of micro-nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. 

Besides all the health benefits, what oats also gives is a whole lot of freedom to experiment. If you are bored of the same old oatmeal for breakfast, here are 3 oats recipes that you can try at home: 


1. Overnight Oats 

One of the most popular ways to consume oats, all you need to do is mix ingredients such as oats, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and salt in a small jar with a cover and stir or shake to combine. Leave it overnight in a refrigerator and enjoy next morning. Isn’t that the easiest recipe ever? 

2. Instant Oats Dosa 

Yes, you can make dosa with oats too! While you may have seen oats with just fruits, milk or berries, this one here is a unique way of consuming oats by transforming into a popular south Indian breakfast. 

3. Baked Oats 

A viral recipe which is super easy and quick to make. Baked oats simpky involves blending all the ingredients including rolled oats, banana, egg and maple syrup together, plating in a pan and baking to perfection. Tried yet? 

 

So which one are you going to try first?