5 Ways to Eat Yoga Bar Oats – Try These 5 Different Recipes
Plain ol’ bowls of oatmeal? Not anymore! Check out these yum and unique ways to use Yoga Bar oats.
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From an overnight bowl to sweet and savory ‘pancakes’, oats are a super versatile superfood almost everyone can deliciously add to their daily diet. In terms of texture, oats are gooey, once cooked. Since these cereal/grains do not have a prominent taste, they can be used for a variety of dishes/snacks.
Earlier, we reviewed two Yoga Bar oats flavors and no kidding, we do not hit that snooze just for breakfast!
In addition to a cinnamon-flavored bowl of oatmeal topped with apple slices and drizzled with some honey, here are five flavorful ways to use Yoga Bar oats. Taste and benefits, these oats are a staple!
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5 Recipes Using Yoga Bar Oats Over 5 days in Different Meals
Yoga Bar oats are offered in two flavor variants- Dark Chocolate and Veggies Masala. Few of the recipes we’ve shared show unconventional ways to incorporate these into your diet.
1. Oats Cheela
Items Needed: Yoga Bar Veggies Masala oats, gram flour (besan), oil, spices, water as required.
Ideal For: 2 serves
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Add half a cup (40 grams) of Yoga Bar Veggies Masala oats and the same quantity of gram flour to a bowl. Gradually, add 3/4th cup water until a semi-flowy batter-like consistency is achieved. Spices like cumin seeds, red chilli powder, raw mango powder, or others can be added.
Heat a flat pan (iron or non-stick) on a low flame. Add a ladleful of the cheela batter on the pan and with the back of the ladle, spread the batter. Ensure the pressure is light, or the cheela would break.
Add a drizzle of oil and continue to cook until the base gets light golden. Then flip and repeat. You can fold it in half and serve it warm with mint chutney.
PS- add some grated cheese before folding it in half for an oozy wrap.
2. Oats Idli
Items Needed: Oats, semolina, curd, spices, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal, ginger, asafoetida, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, fruit salt/soda, veggies (optional)
Ideal For: 2-3 serves
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Take a cup of oats and grind them. Heat a pan, add some oil/ghee, as preferred. Add a teaspoon of urad dal and chana dal, with half a teaspoon of mustard and cumin seeds. Fry them until the dals are golden, then add the curry leaves (5-6), a pinch of asafoetida, one finely chopped green chilli, and half a teaspoon of grated ginger. Saute this mix for around 30 seconds and add half a cup of semonia. Fry this until it is aromatic.
Then add the powdered oats and salt as per taste.
Let this mix cool completely. Once cooled, add ¼ cup of curd and water and mix until the powdered mix turns to a thick batter. At this stage, you can add some chopped or grated veggies if required.
Heat a steamer with two or more cups of water and drizzle a few drops of oil evenly over the idli plates. Grease the molds and mix a teaspoon of fruit salt or soda into the idli batter.
Pour the batter into the idli molds and cover the lid for around 10 minutes. Turn off the flame and insert a skewer to check the doneness. If it comes out clean, allow the idlis to cool down for 5-7 minutes before de-molding them. Serve hot with sambar and chutney!
3. Oats Upma
Items Needed: Oats, carrots, beans, green peas, mustard seeds, chana dal, curry leaves, oil, and spices.
Ideal For: 2 serves
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Start by dry roasting a cup of oats in a wide pan until they become crisp. Set this aside. Heat a pan with 1 and ½ tablespoon of oil and add ½ tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp chana dal, and ½ cup chopped veggies. Once the dal turns golden, add 5-6 curry leaves and cook until crisp.
In the same pan, add the roasted oats with 1 cup water. Add ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp turmeric and mix well. Cover and let this cook until almost all water has evaporated and the oats look moist.
You can garnish with chopped coriander leaves and a tablespoon of lemon juice. This is best served with coconut chutney or yogurt.
4. ChocOats Milkshake
Items Needed: Yoga Bar dark chocolate oats, milk. (Yes, that’s it!)
Ideal For: 1 serve
Cooking Time: 1 minute (honestly, we’re surprised too)
Add 40 grams of Yoga Bar dark chocolate oats to a blender with a cup (220-240 ml) of milk. Whip this mix and you have yourself a rather tasty pre/post-workout replenisher!
Alternatively, using the same ingredients (and same quantities) you can prepare overnight oats. Just mix the two in a bowl and refrigerate them overnight.
5. Oats Energy Bombs
Items Needed: Yoga Bar dark chocolate oats, Yoga Bar peanut butter, honey/agave (optional).
Ideal For: 18
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Take 1 and ¼ cups of Yoga Bar dark chocolate oats. Since these already have raisins and pumpkin seeds, we skipped this step but feel free to add other additives like chocolate chips, cranberries, nuts, etc.
To this add half a cup of Yoga Bar peanut butter and combine both ingredients using a spatula. These oats are sweetened using raw sugar but if you prefer sweeter energy bombs, you can add ⅓ cup of agave (vegan option) or honey.
Combine it all, and shape them into equal sized bombs. You can also shape them into bars.
Pre or post-workout, mid-meal munchy, or a hearty breakfast, whether you crave something sweet or savory, Yoga Bar is a very convenient option.
These flavored oats are rich in fiber and protein and super versatile and the five ways to use Yoga Bar oats we’ve mentioned are sure to keep you sorted for the week!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Yoga Bar Oats.
1. What is the best time to eat yoga bar oats?
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, pre or post workout, and even as snacks, you can indulge in Yoga Bar oats whenever you’re craving something healthy and tasty.
2. Which of the above recipes is very healthy?
All recipes are very nutritious.
3. Which of the above recipes is ideal for breakfast?
All recipes other than the energy bombs are suitable for breakfast.
4. Which of the above recipes is ideal for dinner?
Oats upma and oats cheela are very satiating dinner options.
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