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Banana and Almond Butter Oatmeal

We love the combination of peanut butter, bananas and honey. In our quest for new metabolism boosting meals, We came up with this little number. We recommend almond butter for weight loss vs. peanut butter. You can either use peanut butter or almond butter in this recipe – both taste amazing. Substituting old-fashioned oats is also an option. Once you learn how to make crockpot oatmeal, you’ll want to regularly add it to your meal prep. The mashed up banana adds a delicious texture, and the steel cut oats hold up well to reheating all week. I love making  a big batch of this Clean Eating Peanut Butter Banana Slow Cooker Oatmeal to take to work – they don’t get mushy!

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup steel cut or old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 banana thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)

In a medium sauce pan combine the almond milk and oatmeal, heat on low until most of the liquid is absorbed. Add in 1/2 of the banana slices and the almond butter, mix together and let the oatmeal soak up the rest of the milk. Remove from the heat, move to two bowls, top with the remaining banana slices and drizzle with honey.

Each serving has: 375 calories, 6 g fat, 8 g fiber, 8 g protein, 66 g carbs.

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How many types of Oats are Available?

Types of Oats

Oats are one of the few whole grains you’ll find many varieties of on the grocery shelf, making them an extremely versatile ingredient. With such a wide selection available, choosing the right oat for your recipe might be a little challenging. Use this quick guide to the oats you’ll find at the store to make your decisions a little easier, and perhaps you’ll be tempted to give them each a try!

All-natural and delicious, oats – in all their forms – are a terrific way to add fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plant-protein to any diet. Here’s what to look for at the grocery store:

Steel cut oats

These are coarsely cut groats with a sharp steel blade. The nutritional profile & Glycemic Index of this kind remains the same as the whole groats. The cook time of this is slightly lesser than the whole groats as they are cut.

Whole oat groats

These are hulled oat kernels meaning the outermost layer that is inedible is removed from the whole grain oats. These are chewy and go great in salads, slow cooked stews and pilafs. The cooking time of oat groats is quite long as much as 50 to 60 mins apart from the soaking time. Not all oat varieties have low glycemic index, but these have the lowest Glycemic Index among their counter parts since these are least processed.

Scottish oatmeal

 

The whole groats are stone ground to coarse meal, great to make porridge and stews. Cooking time is about 15 to 20 mins.

Regular or Rolled oats

These are made similar to the Indian Poha. They are steamed and then rolled to flatten them. So they can be eaten as such without cooking. They also cook quite fast. It is always good to use these organic since we do not rinse them and are consumed directly.

Quick cook oatmeal

These are steamed for longer and pressed more to make them flakes than the previous kind. The nutritional profile of this kind is almost the same as the rolled variety. These have a high glycemic index and must be consumed in moderation. It is good to use these too organic.

If you are striving to prevent or manage diabetes, then the best kind is to use whole groats or steel cut oats and the next choice should be rolled variety. Quick cook or instant variety are more processed and is almost similar to any processed food and is good to avoid them.

Reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, lower cholesterol levels, improved immunity, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes are some of the health benefits that come just with the consumption of 1 bowl of oatmeal regularly. But most of us may not prefer to eat a porridge regularly.

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Oats Chilla

Oats Chilla

Ingredients:

  • – 2 cups of cooking rolled oats
  • – 2 Tablespoons of Semolina
  • – Sliced onions, sliced red and green bell peppers, mint leaves, coriander
  • – Oil
  • – Curd or buttermilk
  • – Salt
  • – Crushed garlic cloves (as per taste)
  • – Crushed green chillies
  • – Warm water
  • – Turmeric (for colour and taste)

Method:

Crush the oats till they are coarse. In a bowl, mix oats, semolina, curd or buttermilk, water, salt, vegetables, mint leaves, coriander, crushed garlic cloves, turmeric and crushed chillies and make a paste the consistency of a thick batter. Set this mixture aside for about 20 minutes. Once the oats and semolina soak up the water, your chillas are ready to be made. Heat a non-stick pan on a stove and brush the pan with a little oil. Ladle the batter on the pan and spread it in circles. You can even make small holes in between your chilla and add some oil/butter (this takes away from the health benefits) for a crispier chilla. Roast the chilla till it is nice and golden and then turn it to the other side. Once the pancake is cooked on both sides, take it off the pan and pair it with some ketchup or chutney and voila!

Tip: You can even add other vegetables to the chilla but it will make your chilla thicker. Also, use slightly soured buttermilk or curd for better taste. You can also add ajwain seeds if you like the slightly strong taste they give.

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Oats Idli

Low on carbs and healthy idlis made with oats and grated carrots. Ideal for those who are calorie conscious. Oats being rich in minerals, vitamins and proteins gives this dish a high nutritive value without compromising on the delicious taste. Easy and quick to make, this Low Calorie Oats Idli recipe is ideal for a good breakfast or brunch at home.

Ingredients:

Oats – 2 cups
Rava (Sooji) – 2 cups
Curd – 1 cup
Buttermilk – 1 1/2 cups (or as required)
Asafoetida – little
Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped
Cooking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Carrot – 2 to 4 tblsp, grated
Green Peas – 2 to 3 tblsp, shelled
Green Chilli Paste as per taste
Mustard Seeds – 3 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil as required

Method:

1. Dry roast the oats in a pan over medium flame for 3 to 5 minutes.
2. Remove, cool and grind to a coarse/smooth powder.
3. Dry roast the rava until golden and remove.
4. Cool and mix with the oats in a bowl.
5. Heat little oil in a kadhai over medium flame.
6. Fry the mustard seeds for 30 seconds.
7. Add carrot, green peas, green chilli paste and saute for a minute or two.
8. Add this to the oats mixture.
9. Add salt, asafoetida, coriander leaves, cooking soda, curd and buttermilk.
10. Mix well to a idli batter consistency.
11. Cover and keep aside for a few minutes.
12. Pour into greased idli plates and steam cook until done.
13. Remove and serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Benefits

1. Prevents cardiovascular disease: “The antioxidants present in oats are beneficial for heart disease and the dietary fibers help lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) without affecting the good cholesterol (HDL)”.

2. Prevents constipation: Oats are a rich source of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, which helps in regulating bowel movements and hence prevents constipation.

3. Controls blood sugar levels: Since oats help stabilise blood sugar and reduce risk of type-2 diabetes, diabetics should consume oats regularly.

4. Reduces hypertension: If you suffer from high blood pressure, a daily dose of oats will help combat this problem and in turn, lower risk of hypertension.

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