Monday, July 25, 2011

Oats Porridge with Banana & Dates

Oh dear god... I didn't know that my blog was so clumsy and ppl were finding it difficult to read the contents. I would have been continuing my ignorance on this but thanks to my blog friends Authenticoriyafood and Lakshmi who were kind enough to point this out to me... And as a result you can find my blog in a new make-over. I have made some changes to make my blog clear. Please do drop in your comments on how this suits you guys now. Thanks again guys. So now onto the recipe. It is nothing but a simple oats porridge flavored with simple ingredients.

We usually have a steaming cup of oats porridge for our morning breakfast on weekdays. I usually add salt and curd to it as Mr A doesn't want excess 'refined' sugar to go into our daily diet these days. And believe me, the porridge is fit for a diabetic person. With no taste and only salt in it, it just freaks me out whenever I cook it. I just drain it down my throat as if it was a bitter medicine. Today morning, when I was getting ready to cook the porridge, my eyes fell over the fruit basket which had very ripe bananas in it. I wanted to use them but just making a banana-dates smoothie would never complete 'our' breakfast. So made a combination of bananas-dates-oats which was really tasty and different and moreover was tummy-filling with the goodness of fruits :)

Serves -2
~*What U Need*~
Oats - 12 tbsps
Water - 2 cups
Milk - 2 cups
Honey - to taste
Banana - 2
Dates - 10

How I Made It:
Blend the banana and dates together with 1 cup of milk. Set aside. Add oats to the rest of the milk and water and keep it aside for 10 mins. This will make the oats mushy and so will cook easily. Heat and cook the oats as per instructions on the package / till the oats is done. Will take around 10 mins.
Remove from flame and cool it to room temperature. Add the blended banana-dates mixture and mix well. Add honey to taste and serve.

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  1. o my vimitha, this format looks neater, though I frankly did not have an issue on most of the posts in your earlier format( coming to think of it , probably a few of them had troubles as the food picture would mirror the blog background) anyways change is good and happy hoots to it ! the porridge has my love n attention.

  2. even i dont have any issue on reading ur post.
    heatlthy way to start the day.

  3. எழுத்தின் கலரை மாற்றினால் நல்லாயிருக்கும்,என்னால் படிக்கமுடியவில்லை..படத்தை மட்டும் பார்த்து கமெண்ட் போடுறேன்,ஒட்ஸ் கஞ்சி நல்லாயிருக்குங்க..

  4. I love this recipe.. yours looks simply delicious and tempting.. Lovely clicks too :)
    Indian Cuisine

  5. Indeed a healthy one..

  6. Healthy breakfast!!! Good one Vimitha :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Very healthy and delicious looking porridge. Excellent presentation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. A perfect n healthy way to start your day ~ nice post!
    US Masala

  9. This looks yummy. Even I didn't have any problem with the previous back ground but now it looks much more open and nice.

  10. Healthy porridge Vimitha..thks for dropping by.

  11. புது டெம்பிளேட் நல்லா இருக்கு....வாழ்த்துகள்....

  12. Yummy! flavorful and tasty!
    They look awesome, should be a great entry to HEalthy snacks event in my blog. Can you step ahead to make an entry.
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  13. I did not have problems with your earlier template but this looks pretty neat! We always have oats with banana and milk. Also try adding any nuts to make it more wholesome!

  14. Hey vimitha...I dint have any problem with ur earlier format..This too looks good, neat and open..I feel that u can put the recipe Index in 2nd row and the advert. stuffs in last row...which helps the visitors to check it...else u have to scroll as ur 3rd row is partially hidden...Hey this is what I see on my an opinion..:)

    As to the recipe...nice healthy one...nice presentation too

  15. Love the new kind of oats porridge...

  16. this looks deliciousssssss ..yummy drink...
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  17. very creative, yummy and healthy

  18. Healthy yummy recipe,luks delicious...

  19. Lovely presentation and this makeover looks beautiful. One suggestion though Reduce the over all blog length. The archives are going out of screen Vimitha.

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  20. healthy, super breakfast for the kids! What more can one ask for? Absolutely great!!

  21. This sure is much more clearer than the previous background...Looks good...Nice porridge

  22. Adding banana n dates is nice idea ....yum

  23. Healthy and interesting twist...adding dates is a new idea for me.d

  24. Love easy foods like these.. looks appetizing..

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