Oats has garnered a good reputation of being a healthy ingredient for breakfast and meals. Be inspired to jazz up your routine with some deliciously savoury sweet and recipes with versatile oats that are anything but boring. Oats work well with a range of ingredients, packed with essential nutrients which flushes out bad cholesterol, provides energy, improves digestion and helps lose weight. This season if you have been waiting to shed weight yet not compromise on taste, we have got you covered! Here are a few interesting oats recipes by Expert Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal to tingle our taste-buds and contribute to a balanced diet.
Oat Crusted Chicken
Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
- 300 gms Chicken breast, cut into strips
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Garlic paste
- 1 tbsp Ginger paste
- 1 tbsp Green chilli ginger paste
- 1 cup Oats
- 3/4 cup Refined flour
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Black pepper, freshly ground
- 1 tbsp Dried mixed herbs
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- Oil as required
- Place the chicken breast on a flat surface lined with cling wrap and hammer it with a meat mallet until you get equal thickness.
- Cut the chicken breast into 2 inch thick strips (horizontally).
- Place chicken strips in a mixing bowl.
- Add the salt, ginger, garlic and green chilli paste and mix well, ensuring the marinade gets rubbed into the chicken pieces.
- Keep aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
- To make the oat crumb, place oats in a food processor, and process for 20 seconds or until coarsely ground.
- Add flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and herbs.
- Pulse to make a coarse powder and spread out in an even layer in a plate.
- To cook chicken tenders, heat a pan and brush with oil.
- Take each chicken strip, dredge in oat mixture and place on the hot pan, ensuring it is completely flat.
- Cook until golden brown (3-5 minutes).
- When cooked on one side, flip over and cook on the other.
Serve hot and crispy!
Peanut Butter Oat Cookies
Yield: 16-20 cookies
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 15
- 1 ripe Banana
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 2 tbsp Caster sugar
- ½ tsp Cinnamon powder
- ½ tsp Vanilla essence or the seeds from 1 Vanilla bean
- 1 tbsp Butter, softened
- ½ cup Flour
- 1/3 cup Oatmeal
- Pre-heat the oven to 180º C.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana well.
- Add the peanut butter, cinnamon powder, vanilla essence or seeds, caster sugar and mix till properly combined.
- Scrape the butter in and mix well with a spatula.
- Fold in the flour and oatmeal and mix till a dough is formed.
- Wrap it in cling film and freeze for 15 minutes.
- Remove the freezer and cut into slices or shape into balls.
- Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes till crisp.
Savory Oats Porridge
- 1 tsp Oil
- 2 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
- ½ tsp Green chilli, finely chopped
- ½ cup Onions, chopped
- ½ cup Celery, chopped
- ½ cup Carrots, chopped
- ½ cup Green peas
- 1 Stock cube (optional)
- 1 tbsp Kitchen King masala
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 3 cups Water
- 2 cups Instant oats
- 2 tbsp Coriander, chopped
- Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the ginger, garlic and green chilies. Sauté for 1 minute.
- Add the chopped onions, celery, carrots and peas and mix well.
- Sauté for 2 minutes or until the onions become translucent.
- Add the crumbled stock cube if using, kitchen king masala, salt and mix well. Pour in the water and stir well.
- Simmer till the vegetables are just cooked and the water is boiling.
- Be careful not to overcook the veggies. At this point add the oats and stir well.
- Cook on a medium flame for 5-10 minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as required. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.
*Tip: Non Veg it! Serve with cooked & shredded chicken or sausage chunks as a topping.