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5 Delicious Oats Recipes for Breakfast

Updated on October 29, 2011

Here are healthy oats recipes for breakfast that you can choose from.  Vary your breakfast choices to appease your palate and yet done in a healthy way. Enjoy.

Health Benefits of Eating Oats:  If you include oats in your diet, it can provide you with important health benefits as discovered in recent scientific research. 

  1. Good for the Heart: One of the sources of dietary fiber is oatmeal and oat bran which has been proven effective in lowering blood cholesterol.
  2. Helps Diabetes:  Eating oats can spread the rise in blood sugars over a period of time. 
  3. Prevents Cancer: Oats, like other grains and vegetables, contain hundreds of phytochemicals (plant chemicals) known to reduce a person's risk of getting cancer.
  4. Helps Patients with High Blood Pressure: A daily serving of whole oats rich in soluble fibre can reduce hypertension, or high blood pressure
  5. Eating oats (which have a high fiber content) helps a person keep his bowel movements regular. 
  6. For weight control

Apple Pie Oatmeal

(This recipe yields 1 serving)

  • 1 cup water (or milk for creamier oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped apple
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice (or cinnamon)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the oats and salt. As soon as the water begins to boil again, reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue cooking - stirring occasionally - for 5 minutes or until you get your desired consistency.

In a small bowl, combine the chopped apple, brown sugar and spice. Stir until the apples are coated with sugar.

Dollop oatmeal into a serving bowl and top with the apple mixture and, if desired, crushed nuts.

For a more complete (although nutritionally inadvisable) apple pie experience, top it all off with a heaping Tablespoon of vanilla ice cream.

You can make your own apple pie spice at home by combining 4 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons nutmeg and 1 teaspoon cardamom.

Source: Apple Pie Oatmeal

Fruity Oatmeal


1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup chopped Apples-peeled
1/4 cup Raisins
1/4 cup Skimmed Milk
1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
1 cup Water
Salt to taste


1. In a vessel, boil the water with salt.
2. Add the oats, apples, raisins and cinnamon powder, mix well.
3. Simmer in low heat and cook for 3-4 minutes.
4. Remove from the heat and keep aside for 2 minutes.
5. Serve the oatmeal with the skimmed milk.

Source: South Indian Fruity Oatmeal

A very simple and healthy recipe, Oatmaster Muesli is an excellent way to start the day. This recipe makes enough for about 15 servings. Store the muesli in the fridge to best preserve the nutty fresh flavour.
A very simple and healthy recipe, Oatmaster Muesli is an excellent way to start the day. This recipe makes enough for about 15 servings. Store the muesli in the fridge to best preserve the nutty fresh flavour.

Oatmaster Muesli


  • 8 cups of rolled oats
  • 2 cups lightly crushed walnut halves
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups lightly crushed whole hazelnuts
  • ½ cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sultanas


  1. Mix all ingredients except the dried fruit into baking dishes
  2. Bake at 300 °F for 15 minutes
  3. Stir and continue baking for 10 minutes
  4. Repeat step 3 four or five times or until oats have browned slightly. Its easy to burn or overcook it resulting in a slightly bitter flavour. The oats only need to brown a little
  5. Allow muesli to cool, then mix in dried fruit
Source: Oatmaster Muesli

Multi-Grain Waffles

Traditional waffles are a butter-laden, high-carb indulgence, but they make the transition to good fats and smart carbs beautifully, yielding crisp, nutty-tasting waffles with all the sweet pleasure of the original. The batter can also be used for pancakes.


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ, or cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Mix buttermilk and oats in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, wheat germ (or cornmeal), baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Stir eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla into the oat mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened.
  4. Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. Spoon in enough batter to cover three-fourths of the surface (about 2/3 cup for an 8-by-8-inch waffle iron). Cook until waffles are crisp and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

8 servings, 2 waffles each

Source: Multi-grain Waffles

Raspberry- Oat Muffins


·  1 1/4 cups whole grain pastry flour

·  3/4 cup old-fashioned oats

·  3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats

·  1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

·  1/2 teaspoon baking soda

·  1/4 teaspoon salt

·  1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt

·  2 large eggs

·  1/4 cup packed brown sugar

·  1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

·  2 tablespoons canola oil

·  1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries (unthawed)


1.Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper or foil liners.

2.In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup of the oats, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, eggs, 1/4 cup of the sugar, and the oil until smooth; fold in the raspberries.

3.Add the yogurt mixture to the dry ingredients and stir gently just to mix. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons oats and the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle a heaping teaspoon of the oat topping over each muffin cup.

4.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the muffins are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Turn the muffins out onto a wire rack to cool. These are best served warm.

Source:  Raspberry-oat muffins

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