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Oats for weight loss

Oats recipes for weight loss

Oats recipes for weight loss

Oatmeal helps in reducing bad cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein in your bloodstream due to its high fiber content which absorbs bad cholesterol. Oats also have a good effect on your cardiovascular health and are known to boost metabolism. Using minimally processed and steel-cut oats add complex carbohydrates that burn more calories than regular carbohydrates and increase metabolism.

Oats also help in keeping you full and decrease appetite for hours. Eating oatmeal for weight loss is also a great habit that’s easy to follow. Not only does it taste great, but the body digests oatmeal at a slower pace, keeping blood sugar levels steady, your energy levels up, and reduces your hunger cravings.

Oats recipes for weight loss

1) Simple cooked rolled oats

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 7 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats 

2 cups water or milk or a mix of both

Recipe:

In a saucepan, add 1 cup of rolled oats and 2 cups of water or milk and bring them to a boil. Reduce the heat and keep it covered for 5 minutes. Switch off the heat and let it cool for 2 minutes before serving.

2) Apple pie oatmeal

Prep time:5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1 cup Rolled or steel-cut oats

2 cups almond milk

1 apple cut into bite-size pieces

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoon maple syrup or honey (optional)

1 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)

Recipe:

Add almond milk, oatmeal, cinnamon, and sweetener (optional) in a saucepan and stir it for 5 minutes until it becomes thick, and oats on medium heat absorb the entire milk. Add apple, apple sauce, and mix it. Let it get cooked for 10-15 minutes until the sauce gets absorbed.

3) Oats and raisin cookies

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serving: 15

Ingredients:

¾ cups all-purpose flour

2 cup quick oats

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup apple sauce (unsweetened)

¼ teaspoon salt 

⅓ cup water (if required)

2 tablespoons  unsalted butter at room temperature

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup raisins

Recipe:

Mix all-purpose flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Whip up room temperature butter and brown sugar together till it becomes pale, and sugar is almost dissolved. To this butter, add egg and vanilla extract. Whist for 2 minutes and add applesauce. Add in all the mixed dry ingredients and raisins to this wet mixture and make it into a dough. Add a little water as in when required. Let the dough sit for 15 minutes or overnight.

In a baking tray, spread parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350. Now scoop out the dough into tennis ball-sized balls and keep it on the tray. Make sure to keep enough space between each dough scoop to spread. Bake them for 15-18 minutes till the cookies are golden brown.

4) Strawberry and banana oats

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

1¾ cups of water

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 banana sliced

1 cup oats

4 strawberries sliced

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoon honey

Recipe:

On medium heat, bring water to a boil and add oats, nutmeg, and cinnamon powder. Reduce the heat and let oats absorb the water. Turn off the heat and add honey. Transfer the oatmeal into a serving bowl and top it with the strawberries and bananas.

5) Mango Ginger oats

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: overnight

Serving: 4

Ingredients:

2 cups oats

2 cups of fresh mango diced or sliced

⅔ cup of coconut milk

1⅓ cups of water

2 tablespoons of honey

½ teas[oon grated ginger

Recipe:

In a bowl, add oats, water, honey, coconut milk, and ginger. Add mango cubes and let it soak overnight in the refrigerator till it becomes soft.

6) Peanut butter, chia, and banana oatmeal

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

1 banana

2 cups water or milk

2 tablespoons soaked chia seeds

Pinch of sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

2 teaspoons  peanut butter

Recipe:

Add oats, cinnamon, and sea salt in a saucepan and add water. Heat this mixture over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until oats absorb all the water/milk. Turn off the flame and add banana slices, peanut butter, and chia seeds. Mix them well and serve them.

7) Chocolate, berry overnight oatmeal

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: Overnight

Serving: 1

Ingredients:

½ cup oatmeal

¾ cup almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cacao powder

2 tablespoons dark chocolate 

⅓ cup strawberries diced or sliced

1 tablespoon chia seeds (soaked)

Recipe:

Add all the ingredients in a suitable container with a lid and mix well. Leave it in the fridge overnight for 3-5 hours and serve it the following day.