Morning blues getting you down? No more, thanks to these tasty breakfast dishes that don't need elaborate preparations. Taste, health and energy all in one pot!
Leaving for college or office without breakfast is a sin but making elaborate meals early in the morning is also not feasible.
The solution? One-pot healthy breakfast recipes that will not just keep you going till lunchtime, but also take very little time to prepare!
Here are five such recipes that you must try this week!
1) Millet cereal
Cannot begin your day without cereal? Try this tasty millet breakfast recipe, and make the first meal of your day super healthy!
- 1 cup raw pearl millets (click on this link for a healthy beginning)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (click here to buy now)
- Fresh fruit of your choice
- Flax seeds (optional)
- Add the millets to a saucepan and toast them for about five minutes.
- Once they are golden brown, add 2 ½ cups of water and stir.
- Reduce the flame, let the mix simmer and start getting ready for work. Just make sure you check up on the pan once in a while.
- The millets should have absorbed all the water in 30 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and let the mix cool for 10 minutes.
- Add brown sugar, fresh fruit (berries, bananas, mangoes are all excellent choices) and flax seeds.
- Your healthy breakfast is ready!
2) Easy-to-make oatmeal breakfast recipe
Oats are all the rage these days and undoubtedly an excellent breakfast option. What I love about this recipe is how much you can add to it and yet keep the preparations super simple.
- ½ cup rolled oats (follow this link to buy them now)
- ½ cup milk (for almond milk, click on this link)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey (click to buy)
- Himalayan pink salt to taste
- Your choice of toppings (almonds, cashews, pistachios, fresh fruit, berries are all great toppings)
- Add oats, milk, cinnamon and 1 cup of water to a saucepan. Bring to boil.
- When the water starts boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer. Stir occasionally.
- In about 5 minutes, your oats should be well cooked, and that’s your cue to turn off the stove and let them cool for a bit.
- Pour the oats into a bowl, add the honey and top them with your favourite fruits and nuts.
- Get ready to power through the day!
3) One-pot millet risotto breakfast recipe
Have a long busy day ahead and unsure when your next meal will be? Worry not. This easy risotto breakfast recipe, that packs in taste and health, will keep you active for a long, long time!
- 1 cup of jowar, soaked (Click here to buy them now)
- 1 cup almond milk (follow this link to buy)
- 1.5 cup tomatoes, diced
- ½ cup chopped vegetables (choose from beans, carrots, peppers, etc.)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ¼ cup yeast
- ½ teaspoon dry oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- Salt to taste
- Pour the soaked millets into a saucepan, add basil and oregano. Mix well, so the flavour spreads evenly.
- Add the minced garlic and cook on low-medium heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes before adding milk, tomatoes, vegetables, yeast, salt and ½ cup water.
- Stir well and bring the mixture to boil. Now cover the saucepan and let the risotto simmer.
- Let this cook for about 30 minutes, allowing some space for the steam to escape. Stir regularly, so the millet doesn’t stick to the pan.
- When the mixture gets creamy and the millet chewy, turn off the heat.
- Serve hot and be ready for the day!
4) Oatmeal smoothie for the cool you
Prefer a cold breakfast over a warm one? We have you covered. This delicious oat smoothie breakfast recipe will wake you up and keep you satiated until it’s time to grab lunch.
What’s more, you can experiment with your favourite fruits and make the smoothie even more delicious!
- ¼ cup instant oats (click here to buy them at Rs 150)
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (click here to buy it now)
- 1 banana (chop and freeze it overnight)
(You can replace banana or add other fruits as per your choice)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (follow this link to purchase a bottle)
- ½ teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Himalayan pink salt, to taste
- Pour the oats in a mixer and pulse it a couple of times to grind them.
- Now, add the almond milk, banana (or other fruits), cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, salt and vanilla extract.
- Blend the mixture until it turns soft and creamy. Add more honey or peanut butter if need be.
- Now, you can sit back, relax and have the smoothie before heading on to a busy day or carry it with you to have it en route!
5) Oats upma for breakfast
With just the right amount of spice and optimum nutrient value, this upma, with the twist of oats, is tasty, flavourful and anything but bland.
- 1 cup rolled oats (click here to buy now)
- 1 onion, chopped finely
- ½ tomato, chopped
- ¾ cups chopped mixed vegetables (beans, carrots, peas)
- 2 green chillies, chopped and deseeded
- 2 tablespoons peanuts
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 2 tablespoons coriander leaves
- ¼ teaspoon ginger, chopped finely
- 1 ½ tablespoon vegetable oil
- ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
- ¼ teaspoons jeera
- A pinch of asafoetida
- Turmeric, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- Toast the oats in a saucepan until they turn crisp. Set aside on a plate.
- In the same pan, pour the oil and add mustard seeds and cumin. When it starts spluttering, add the peanuts. Fry until they turn golden.
- Now add the ginger and curry leaves. Fry for a minute before adding the chopped onions and green chillies, and sauté the mix.
- When the onions turn transparent, add the mixed vegetables. Fry for another 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of water and cover the saucepan. Cook for 2-3 minutes—this will allow the vegetables to turn soft.
- Add turmeric and salt. Mix well.
- Pour 1 cup of water and bring it to boil. Add the oats. Mix well.
- The oats should absorb water in a couple of minutes. Cover the saucepan and cook on a low flame until no extra moisture is left.
- The rolled oats should turn fluffy in 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and eat hot!
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(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)