Easy Breakfast Oats Recipes

Starting your day with a healthy breakfast is very important. Do you know the calories in oatmeal recipes generally average about 150 per 1 cup of cooked oats. Biggest benefits of eating oatmeal is the effect it has on bad cholesterol. The extra work your body does to break down the whole-grain oatmeal increases your metabolism, and also keeps you feeling fuller and more satisfied for hours. Healthy fiber in oatmeal can have an effect on improving your cardiovascular health.Now let us look some of the easy breakfast oat meal recipes.


1.Instant Oats Dosa


Oats – 1 cup

Rice flour – 1/4 cup

Rava -1/4

Jeera – 1 tsp

Onion – 1 chopped finely

Green chillies – 1 finely chopped

Pepper powder – a pinch [optional] 

Oil – as required

Salt – to taste

Water –  as required


Dry roast oats for 3-5 mins till a nutty aroma comes and the colour of oats slightly changes. Allow it to cool down then powder it finely.Add little oil and saute the onions,green chillies for 2mins. In a mixing bowl-Add oats powder, rice flour, rava, jeera, onion, green chillies, pepper powder, salt and mix well.Add water and make a thin batter like rava dosa batter.Heat the dosa tawa, take one laddle of batter and drizzle it from the corners and finishing off in the middle like we do for rava dosas. There will be holes seen as in the pic. Drizzle oil, allow it cook till golden brown and turn over to other side, leave it to cook then transfer to the serving plate. Enjoy your crispy oats dosa hot.

2.Oats Idli


Oats – 1 cup, rolled oats

Oil – 3 tsp

Mustard- 1 tsp

Urad dal – ½ tsp

Chana dal – 1 tsp

Cumin/ jeera – ½ tsp

Curry leaves – few

Ginger paste – ½ tsp

Chilli – 2 , finely chopped

Carrot – 1 , grated

Turmeric – ¼ tsp

Rava / semolina / suji – ½ cup, coarse

Curd / yogurt – ½ cup

Water – 1 cup

Coriander – 2 tbsp , finely chopped

Salt ¾ tsp

Cashew – 7 , halves


Firstly, in a kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal, ½ tsp cumin and few curry leaves. Also, add ½ tsp ginger paste and 2 chilli. saute slightly. Further, add 1 carrot and ¼ tsp turmeric and saute for 2 minutes. Now add ½ cup rava and roast on low flame until it turns aromatic. Add powdered oats and mix well. Transfer the mixture and allow to cool completely. Add in ½ cup curd and ½ cup water. Mix well making sure there are no lumps. Further add 2 tbsp coriander, ¾ tsp salt and ½ cup water. Mix well making sure to form an idli batter consistency. Rest for 20 minutes or until the rava absorbs water. Just before steaming add a ½ tsp eno (fruit salt) and mix well. Steam the oats idli for 15 minutes on medium flame. Finally, serve instant oats idli with coconut chutney and sambar.

3. Oats Upma


Oats – 1 cup, rolled oats

Oil -1 tbsp

Mustard – 1 tsp

Urad dal – ½ tsp

Jeera / cumin – ½ tsp

Curry leaves – few

Cashew / kaju, whole – 10

Ginger – 1 inch , finely chopped

Ginger – 2 slit

Onion – ½ , finely chopped

Carrot – ½ , finely chopped

Beans – 5 , finely chopped

Capsicum – ¼ , finely chopped

Peas – 2 tbsp  / matar

Turmeric ½ tsp

Salt – ¾ tsp

Water – 1 cup 

Coriander 2 tbsp, finely chopped

Coconut – 2 tbsp, grated

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp


Firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, ½ tsp jeera, few curry leaves and 10 cashews. Saute until the cashews turn golden brown. Now add 1 inch ginger, 2 chilli and ½ onion. saute well. Furthermore add ½ carrot, 5 beans, ¼ capsicum, 2 tbsp peas, ½ tsp turmeric and ½ tsp salt. Add 2 tbsp water, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Now add 1 cup water and get it to a boil. if using instant oats, just add ¼ cup water. Once the water comes to a boil, add in roasted oats and mix well. Mix until the oats absorb all the water. Now cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until oats gets cooked well. Furthermore add ¼ tsp salt, 2 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp coconut and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Finally, enjoy vegetable oats upma as a healthy breakfast or pack to the lunch box.

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