Oats are known to be incredibly nutritious which makes it one of the most recommended breakfast ingredients. This whole grain is gluten-free and has a good balance of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidant and fiber. But if you thought that oats recipes are healthy but do not score high on taste, we are about to change that with some lip-smacking recipes. Move away from porridge and add some fun to while being healthy with oats dishes that are easy to make and delicious too. Here are 5 oats breakfast recipes to start off your day with.

Masala Egg Oats

1 tbsp oil
3 curry leaves dried or fresh
2 garlic cloves large, crushed
1 onion medium, finely chopped
1 tomato large, washed, cut into small cubes
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp salt
2 green chillies finely chopped
½ cup green peas
2 cups water
1 cup oats
2 eggs medium
½ tsp black pepper coarse
½ lemon fresh, juice, large lemon
½ cup cilantro fresh, washed, finely chopped

  • In a medium pot, heat the oil on medium heat and add the curry leaves and garlic. Once they start to release their flavours (this happens pretty quickly), add the onion and cook on medium-high heat until the onion is nice and golden.
  • Now add the tomato and continue to cook for 2 minutes on high heat until the tomato is soft and mushy.
  • It's time to add those spices along with the chillies and peas. Cook for a minute or until the spices release their flavour.
  • While on high heat, pour water and oats into the saucepan and stir. Then crack the eggs into your mixture. At this point, stir continuously for 3-4 minutes. This will prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan. Plus, you want to ensure the eggs are cooked through. You should end up with a thick and creamy consistency.
  • Finish by adding salt, pepper, lemon juice and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve hot and enjoy.

Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal

1 cup oats
2 cup milk
1 medium banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

  • Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan and turn heat to medium/high.
  • Bring to a boil. Then, turn heat down to low/medium and continually stir for around 3-5 minutes as the oatmeal cooks and thickens.
  • Once oatmeal is at desired consistency, remove from heat and serve immediately.

Chocolate Oatmeal

1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup milk of choice
1 over-ripe banana
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
sweetener of choice, as desired

  • Combine all ingredients and cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. When it starts to bubble, stir occasionally. Sweeten as desired. You can also make this up the night before if you wish.

Savory Garlic Oats


1 cup quick cooking Oats
2 cups Water
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
¼ cup Cheddar, grated
2 teaspoons chopped Basil
2 Eggs
½ teaspoon Paprika (or Chili Powder)
Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the minced garlic. Saute the garlic for 15 seconds and add oats. Stir the oats for a few seconds and add all the water, salt and pepper. Bring this to a quick boil, and simmer for 3-4 minutes, by which time, the mixture would have thickened up into a porridge like consistency and the oats will be cooked. Adjust the consistency by adding more water if required. Just before taking oats off the stove, add cheese and basil and mix.
  • In a non stick pan, add the remaining oil and fry the eggs one by one. Top each egg with salt and paprika or chili powder.
  • To serve, divide the oats equally into two bowls. Top each bowl with a fried egg, sprinkle with more paprika and chopped coriander.

Oats Cheela

1 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp rava / semolina / suji, fine
¼ cup curd / yogurt
1 cup water
¼ tsp turmeric
½ tsp ginger paste
2 chilli, finely chopped
½ tsp cumin / jeera, crushed
2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp tomato, finely chopped
½ tsp salt
Oil, for roasting

  • Dry roast 1 cup oats until the it turn crisp.
  • Cool the oats completely and blend to a fine powder without adding any water then transfer it into a large mixing bowl. Add 2 tbsp rava for binding.
  • Now add ¼ cup curd and 1 cup water. Whisk and mix make smooth lump free batter. The add in all the spices - turmeric, ginger paste, 2 chilli and crushed cumin.Also add 2 tbsp onion, 2 tbsp tomato and ½ tsp salt.
  • Mix well forming thick flowing consistency chilla batter.
  • Pour a ladleful of batter onto a hot tawa and spread gently. Pour ½ tsp of oil over chilla. Cover and allow cooking on a medium flame for a minute. Flip the chilla and cook both sides pressing gently.
  • Finally, oats chilla is ready to serve with green chutney.