6 Nutritious Recipes with Oats for Breakfast or Snacks

Oats are an excellent source of nutrients for adults and children, but they are especially beneficial to babies. They may be used in a variety of dishes from different cuisines. In the Indian kitchen, they are a perfect alternative for a variety of Indian grains and cereals. Oats are commonly thought to be a weight-loss meal that should not be offered to newborns. That is completely untrue, and oats are a fantastic baby meal! Here are some of the nutritional benefits of oats for kids along with 6 tasty yet simple recipes with oats for breakfast or snacks for your young one.

Nutritional benefits of oats

  1. Excellent source of energy: Every 100 g of oatmeal has 400 kcal of energy for newborns. Oats are high in protein, fibre, and antioxidants, making them a wonderful meal choice for newborns. As a result, they provide a steady source of energy for your kid.
  2. Promotes healthy growth: They are abundant in micronutrients like phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, and copper, which give your child a well-balanced nutritional profile and help in the overall growth and development of the body. 
  3. Builds strong bones: Oats include elements such as calcium and phosphorus, as well as potassium, which helps to promote bone strength in your infant. (Vitamin D, calcium and kids : Foods for strong bones)
  4. Eases digestion: Oats have the highest amount of beta glucan, a soluble fibre which is necessary for normal bowel movements. Because your baby’s digestive system is still developing, oats can help digestion without placing too much load on his or her system. (6 best foods for digestion and constipation in kids)
  5. Gluten-free: Oats are a great food for babies who are just starting solids because it is gluten-free and easy to digest.
Nutritional value of oats
Nutritional value of Oats
When can I give my baby oats?

When your kid reaches the age of six months, you can begin feeding oats. Begin with simple recipes with oats for breakfast, such as oat porridge. When your infant is used to oats porridge, explore with different flavours by using fruits and vegetables. However, just add one new ingredient at a time to evaluate his preferences and check for allergies. (6-month baby food chart )

Which type of oats is best for babies?

Choosing the correct sort of oats for your infant might be difficult because there are so many different varieties – instant, rolled, steel-cut, and so on. While there are several types of oats that are safe for your baby to consume, it is better to avoid giving him instant oatmeal or anything that has been over-processed because it will have little to no nutrition to deliver. As a result, choosing steel-cut or regular oats is the greatest option for your kids. ( Check 5 harmful side effects of Food preservatives for children )

Tasty recipes with oats for breakfast and snacks

Here are 6 simple and amazing recipes with oats for breakfast or snacks for your babies and toddlers. 

1. OATS KHICHDI
Recipes with oats for breakfast- Oats khichdi
Oats khichdi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Mong dal
  • 1 chopped tomato, onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tsp Ghee/oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2.5 cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Wash the moong dal and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee/oil, cumin seeds, onion and saute well.
  • Then add tomato, saute until it is mushy followed by Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Add soaked moong dal, oats and mix well. Further add water to it and cook in a medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve!!!

1 cup – 250 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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2. OATS Pancake
Recipes with oats for breakfast - Oats pancake
Oats pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oats
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 egg or 2 tbsp chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in 6 tbsp warm water till it becomes lumpy
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Blend the oats to a fine powder.
  • To this, add cinnamon powder, baking powder, salt, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) and mix well.
  • In another bowl, add egg or chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in warm water, butter, milk and whisk well.
  • Now add the oat mixture to this and mix well to form a batter of pouring consistency without lumps.
  • Heat the pan and add ghee followed by a ladle of batter and cook on the medium flame.
  • Allow it to cook on the both sides for 30 seconds and serve hot!!

1 Oats pancake – 200 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. OATS IDLI
Recipes with oats for breakfast - Oats Idli
Oats Idli

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oats flour
  • 1 cup Rava
  • 1/4 cup Grated Carrot
  • 1 cup Yogurt or Curd
  • 2 finely chopped green chili (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/ Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water

Preparation

  • In a bowl, add oats flour, rava, curd/yogurt, grated carrot, chilies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), baking powder and water. Mix well to form a thick batter.
  • Grease the idli molds with ghee or oil. Pour the batter into each molds.
  • Put the idli maker into steamer, cover it and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let it cool and serve with coconut chutney.

1 Oats Idli – 30 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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4. OATS UPMA
Recipes with oats for breakfast- Oats upma
Oats Upma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Carrot
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/Oil
  • 1/2 tsp split black gram
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 finely chopped chilli (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tbsp chopped curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water

Preparation

  • In a pan, add oil/ghee, followed by black gram, mustard seeds and wait for it to crackle.
  • Then add ginger, curry leaves and chilies, finely chopped carrots, peas and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), salt and saute well.
  • Then add water, bring to boil slightly and add oats. let it cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and serve hot!!

1 cup –207 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

5. OATS chocochip cookies
Oats Chocochip cookies
Oats Chocochip cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup each semolina
  • 1/4 cup Jowar/ wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate drops (or more)
  • Honey (as per sweetness)
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread (order here)
  • 1/2 cup milk

Preparation

  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well to form a firm dough.
  • Take a big ball of dough and roll in between two baking/parchment papers.
  • Preheat oven for 5 min.
  • Place rolled cookie with baking sheet in the oven. Bake as a single piece at 200 degree celsiusfor 15 min. Once edges begin to brown, remove.
  • Cool on rack. Once completely cool, break the cookie as you like or just eat rightaway.  

1 cookie –140 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

6. OATS CHOCOLATE BAR
Oats  Chocolate bar
Oats Chocolate bar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oats and Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • Honey (as per sweetness)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread (order here)
  • 1/2 cup milk

Preparation

  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Add milk slowly to make this mixture stick together.
  • Check sweetness. Transfer to a lined baking pan. Pat hard to make it settle in the pan.
  • Preheat oven for 5 min at 200 Celsius. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove it and leave to cool.
  • Cut in any shape and store in the refrigerator.

1 oat chocolate bar – 150 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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Things to Keep in Mind When Feeding Oats to Your Baby

Before you offer recipes with oats for breakfast or any other meal to your baby, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that your baby reaps the most advantages from this food.

  • Introduce oats to your infant after six months or when he or she begins solid meals in order to avoid any adverse reactions. 
  • Choose regular oats or steel-cut oats for the best results.
  • Boil the oats for 20 to 30 minutes, or until they are soft enough for the infant to digest.
  • For the first time, give your infant plain cooked oats to see whether he has an allergic reaction. If your infant has no allergies, you can give him or her oat porridge with fruit or veggies added to it.

When your baby is ready to explore solid meals, oatmeal is a fantastic supplement. They are highly healthy, and we are confident that you will enjoy cooking these delectable recipes with oats for breakfast or snacks and make dining a joyous experience for your little bundle of joy. Remember to introduce new meals to your infant slowly and after consulting with a doctor. To get the most advantages, aim to feed your kid organic foods as often as possible.

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