Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Oatmeal Fruit and Nut Porridge


Benefits of oats:

 Dietary fiber - oats are rich in a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan. This particular type of fiber is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. One cup of oats contains 16.5 grams of fiber, which is roughly half of a person's recommended daily intake of fiber.12

Minerals - oats contain manganese, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium, and zinc. Oats are also rich in carotenoids, tocols (Vitamin E), flavonoids and avenanthramides - a class of polyphenols.

Calories - one cup of oats contains approximately 607 calories.

Prep time - under 15 min
Cook time - 10 min
Serves - 2 to 3
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup reduced fat milk or soy milk
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of mixed dried fruits(Badam,pistachios,Walnuts...)
  • Fruits of your  choice(Apple,Grapes,Orange,Strawberry,Blackberry....)
  • Honey as per taste


  • Take water in a pan. When water is boiling, add oats bring to the boil,  and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time and watching carefully that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.(Oats will observe water, if need more water)
  • Mean while chop mixed dried fruits and fruits.
  • When oats are done switch off the stove.
  •  Move cooked oats into serving bowls, add milk , honey and fruits.
  • Sprinkle chopped dried fruits and serve hot or cold. 

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