I am always enchanted by the thought of nibbling on some sweets. Not that I have a sweet tooth, but eating something delicious and scrumptious to taste is always a pleasure. Indian festivals are incomplete without a signature sweet. But with the pressure of living a healthy life and maintaining a diet, sometimes turns tricky during the festive season. We have to find a way to balance between our cravings and nutrition. So, I’ve found a way for you to indulge in a sweet guilt trip with no hesitation – with my new twist on oats mithai.
Those days are gone – when our ancestors would easily eat tons of richly cooked sweets and meals in full fat ghee. I recall my grandpa and grandma were regular diners of this type of food. They would eat all kinds of seasonal veggies and grandma made divine Indian (gujju) desserts for us to relish on special occasions. My grandpa would exercise every day and go for a walk with my grandma. Our ancestors were exceptionally healthier, unlike us, who are so pretentiously considerate about our eating habits. We all want to eat exported fruits and veggies or ape western diets. L Go local! Go fresh, people!
There are so many times, while being on a diet, when we have the constant urge to cheat. Gulp some sugary drink or indulge in something sweet, are some of the common thoughts consistently bumping when you get a craving, aren’t they? Oats mithai is perfect for you to indulge into – a mixture of oats, almonds and some cocoa powder – will suffice all your ‘sweet’ desire. Oats and almonds will keep your belly full for a good amount of time. You can store them in the refrigerator up to a week. I have made use of milk mate as a sweetener but you can replace it with honey, too. ‘Go nuts’ for other options, if you don’t like almonds or mix them up – it’s totally up to you.
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- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup milk mate
- 2 cups oats
- 1/4 cup almonds
- almond milk powder 2 packets (optional)
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- Mix all the dry ingredients together.
- In a sauce pan, heat 2 cups of milk and add the dry ingredients. Mix it all well.
- Cook for 10 minutes and add the chopped almonds.
- Once the mixture is leaving the sides and comes together, put it in a tin.
- Freeze them and throw in some chopped almonds on top.
- You can cut them into squares, once chilled or shape them into rounds when hot. Serve chilled!