Oat It Out

When was the last time someone mentioned Oats and you made a face? Seems like yesterday right where you had a friend or your mom talking about trying oats and you running away from it. I used to find myself doing that too. However, all of it deliciously changed with the first taste from a bowl of oats. They did taste good and one couldn’t really ignore the health benefits that add on with it. It turned out to be a win-win situation- Oats found a fan in me and I enjoyed the health benefits with the taste. Ever since, I have been on a trip of experimenting with dishes that incorporate Oats and make it the main hero of the dish.

Oats are considered as a food for the boring, but with some ingredients they turn out to be great dishes. They are rich in protein and are a great add on to your staple diet. The friend of mine who introduced me to the wonderful world of oats challenged me to take up the Quaker Oats challenge where I had to show my creative side and come up with interesting recipes.

Desserts have always caught my fancy and I decided to take up this challenge in full force and come up with dishes that are a perfect way to end the meal yet are healthy and low on the sugar level. Quaker Oats are known to be the perfect energy source and are rich in protein. With the ongoing holy festival of Ramadan going on, I thought that incorporating Quaker Oats in desserts would be a perfect way to be a part of the festivities while keeping the guilt of the calories at bay. This challenge particularly interested me since most associate desserts with add on calories, and it was a perfect way to show that they can be healthy too.

I plan to make the FruOaty Bowl which is a perfect dessert bowl and has all the flavors intact:

Ingredients:

  1. Quaker Oats
  2. Hung Curd
  3. Museli
  4. Nuts
  5. Honey
  6. Choco Chips
  7. Fruits
Recipe:
  1. Take a bowl and add 4 teaspoon of hung curd .
  2. Add 3-4 tbsp of Quaker Oats
  3. Add 2 tbsp of Museli with nuts
  4.  Add pomegranate and apples to give it the right amount of freshness.
  5. Mix 1 tbsp of honey
  6. For the final touch, add choco chips to give it the sweet touch.
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For the second recipe, I opted to make Chia Almond Chocolate Oats
Ingredients
1. Quaker Oats
2. Cocoa powder
3. Chia seeds
4. Salt
5. Hung curd
6. Milk
7. Honey
8. Vanilla Extract
Recipe:
1. Mix Quaker Oats and cocoa powder in a bowl
2.Add chia seeds and a pinch of salt in the dish to give it a crunchy texture
3. Once mixed, add hung curd and milk to the bowl.
4. To give it a sweet twist, add honey and vanilla extract to the mixture.
5. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 2 hours or even overnight.
6. Sprinkle almond slivers on top of the dessert and serve it.
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