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Oats are super versatile and they aren’t just meant for breakfast porridges.
For the longest time, we have associated oats with all things healthy, filling and nutritious. Oats are indeed one of the healthiest and wholesome additions you can make to your diet. They are a good source of protein and fibre, both of which are crucial to keep you satiated and prevent overeating. If you eat in limit, you are much less likely to put on weight. Since oats are so rich in fibre, they are also wonderful for your heart. Oats contain an alkaloid gramine that helps soothe your nerves too. Now, if you are thinking, there’s only so much you can do with oats- let us tell you that oats are super versatile and they aren’t just meant for breakfast porridges. You can use them in cooking and baking and come up with new and exciting treats that are sure to take you by surprise. If you are on a diet and are craving some sweets, you can use the grain to make yourself some delish desserts too! Don’t believe us? Have a look!
Here are dessert recipes made with oats that you can try at home:
1. Oat Apple Crumble
A lip-smacking crumble made with the goodness of oats, apples and fragrant flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and a tinge of lemon. The recipe does not even use any flour or refined sugar.
(Also Read: Oats Nutrition: Find Out Why Oats Are Beneficial For Health And How Can You Include It In Daily Diet)
Weight loss: A lip-smacking crumble made with the goodness of oats
2. Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
Wholesome pancakes made with rolled oats, buttermilk, whole wheat flour, eggs and cinnamon. Delicious and fluffy, these pancakes are ideal for breakfast, but you can have them anytime of the day when cravings kick in. It helps fill you up and prevents you from the endless noshing. Pro-Tip: A drizzle of maple syrup or honey on top of your pancake can do wonders to elevate your experience.
(Also Read: 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Cinnamon Water Daily)
Weight loss:Wholesome pancakes made with rolled oats, buttermilk and whole wheat flour.
3. Oats Kheer
A healthy kheer? Yes, it’s possible! This guilt-free spin to our favourite milk pudding will change the way you have viewed kheer so far. In this recipe, using sugar is optional. But don’t you worry about the ‘sweet’ quotient of the dessert here. The recipe packs the goodness of milk, banana, raisins, dates, almonds and cardamom, which lends a mildly-sweet and chunky touch to the dish.
(Also Read: 8 Quick Oat Recipes: From Oats Uttapam to Oats Kheer and More!)
Weight loss:This guilt-free spin to our favourite milk pudding will surely impress you
4. Ragi Oats Ladoo (Laddu)
The bite-sized ladoo is made with ragi flour, oats flour, honey, dates and milk. The fibre-rich treats are also coated with sesame seeds and coconut. A perfect amalgamation of health and taste, we say!
(Also Read: 6 Health Benefits Of Ragi: A Wonder Grain)
Weight loss: The bite-sized ladoo is made with ragi flour
5. Oat and Nuts Muffin
Some toasted almonds, walnuts, cashews and a whole lot of oats, who can tell that these ingredients blend oh-so-perfectly to make some piping hot cupcakes? These muffins use castor sugar; if you wish you may replace it with brown or coconut sugar.
Weight loss: These muffins are made with toasted almonds, walnuts, cashews and a whole lot of oats.
So don your aprons and let us know which recipe you liked the best!
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.