Top 10 Recipes with Oats

Top 10 Recipes with Oats

Oats are hearty, versatile, and inexpensive food that is very good for your health, particularly heart health. Check out top 10 recipes with oats, both sweet and savory that will have you craving oats all day long.

Steel-cut (aka groats), old-fashioned, or quick oats – they are all whole grains with lots of great health benefits. Packed with both soluble and insoluble fiber, including a type called beta glucan, has been shown to directly decrease the risk of coronary heart disease.

Whole oats also contain plant chemicals called phenolic compounds and phytoestrogens that act as antioxidants to reduce the damaging effects of chronic inflammation that is associated with various diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Eating oatmeal has also been linked to a lower risk of diabetes, improved weight, and digestive health. Fiber in oats also helps to keep bowel regular and prevent constipation. The breakdown and fermentation of beta-glucan – insoluble fiber in oats has also been reported to increase the diversity of gut microbiota.

If you think oats as a “health food” or “a sad bowl of oatmeal” – I may be able to change your mind with these 10 recipes with oats. I am sharing some of my favorites, both sweet and savory ones that I have enjoyed over the years.

Make a batch of granola with your choice of fruits and nuts! Enjoy with berries and yogurt of choice. Works great as a quick breakfast & snack.

Made with just few ingredients and you can play with your choice of seasonings. Vegan & gluten-free.


I make this recipe at least twice a month. It keeps well in the fridge for at least a week.


If you have a pressure cooker or an Instant pot – making this savory porridge takes no time. You can make this recipe with old fashioned oats too.



Dust off your waffle maker and get to this recipe ASAP! Make an extra batch and keep them in the freezer.


Nepali-pancake/crepe made with a mix of oats and rice flour. I love to crack an egg over it for a wholesome meal.



One bowl cookie recipe with oats, almond flour, blueberries, and hemp seeds!


Chicken Haleem

Nourishing stew made with a mix of grains, lentils, and chicken. I love making a large batch and stashing extra in the freezer.


Carob Walnut Energy Balls

Oats are a great canvass for energy balls/bites. You can pick and choose your choice of sweetener, nuts, and toppings for the energy balls.

Add 1/4 cup of old fashioned oats into your smoothie for a thicker texture and additional fiber. My favorite combo is with peanut butter and banana.

Dixya Bhattarai

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