3 vegan savory oatmeal recipes

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art

When we hear ‘oats’, only sweet-mushy, milky porridge comes in our mind. For those who are trying to eat healthy and don’t like regular oatmeal, here are some interesting and quick savory oats recipes that you can use for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.

Are you fond of oats? If not then here’s why you must take an oat oath and eat more and more of them regularly.

Why oats are an important part of a healthy diet?

Oats are among the healthiest grains on the earth. They are filled with important vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants, they are rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre. Hence, it should be part of your kitchen cabinet and daily diet.

Oats can lower the LDL levels, controls blood sugar level, prevents constipation, makes you feel satiated for longer hours and supports weight loss.

Types of oats:

  • Steel cut oats(healthiest)
  • Rolled oats(healthier)
  • Instant oats(not so healthy)

Oats are so small and easy to ignore but there are many ways to include them in your diet. Read through this recipe article because healthy food does not always have to be bland and boring 😊

Pan-fried spinach oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cup chopped spinach
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup green peas(optional)
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1/2 onion
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tea spoon red chili powder
  • Salt to taste

Recipe:

In a medium pan, add 2 cups of water. As soon as the water starts boiling, add all the ingredients and give it a good mix. Cover the lid for around 5-7 minutes and this savory spinach oats are ready to eat.

We all love to eat savory oats and we often choose the packed instant oats which is loaded with preservatives. This recipe is very easy and convenient to make and can be a replacement for the instant oats.

Oats-tofu fritters

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup boiled & mashed potato
  • 1/2 cup crumbled tofu
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 cup spring onions
  • 2 table spoon fresh chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tea spoon ginger-green chili paste
  • 1/2 tea spoon red chili powder
  • Some water
  • Salt to taste

Recipe:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a dough-like consistency. Take a small portion of a dough and make a ball. Flatten these balls with your palms and form a shape like fritters. Heat a pan and spray a little oil in it. When the oil is hot, place the fritters and shallow fry them on both the sides until they are golden brown.

Spiced baked porridge

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups red/white pasta sauce
  • 2 cups mix vegetables(broccoli+carrots+peas+capsicum+kale)
  • 2 tea spoon Italian seasoning
  • Vegan cheese(optional)
  • Some extra water
  • Salt to taste

Recipe:

Preheat the oven at 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients(except cheese) and prepare a porridge like consistency adding some extra water. Grease the baking dish with a little olive oil and transfer the oats mixture to it. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake it for 10-12 minutes.

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