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How to cook oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great way to start your day. It provides energy without causing blood sugar spikes. Plus, you can customize your oatmeal by adding fruits, nuts, seeds and spices. Oatmeal is a great source of fiber and protein. And because it’s naturally sweetened, it makes a delicious addition to desserts and snacks.
There are two basic types of oats: rolled and quick cooking. Quick cooking oats take longer to cook than rolled oats, but they don’t require soaking before cooking. This makes them perfect for busy mornings. So how should you prepare oatmeal?

Oats to water ratio is 1:2 (for both rolled oats and quick oats). A typical serving size is 1 cup of water, milk, or a mix of both with 1/2 cup of oats. For the optimum consistency, you can mix half a cup of water and half a cup of milk.

How to cook quick oats?

Quick oats are not only delicious, they’re also packed full of fiber, iron, zinc, vitamin B-6, and manganese. If you want to make sure you have enough of these nutrients in your daily diet, try adding some quick oats to your morning cereal.

  1. Add water to a pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low, add oats and simmer until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff with a fork and serve. Add water to a pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Reduce heat to low, add oats and simmer until liquid is absorbed.
  6. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Fluff with a fork and serve.

How to cook rolled oats?

  1. Soak oats overnight in water.
  2. Drain water and rinse thoroughly.
  3. Add 1 cup of water to a saucepan and bring to boil.
  4. Once boiling, add oats and stir constantly until they have cooked through (about 5 minutes).
  5. Remove from heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.
What to add to the oatmeal?

Dry fruits, fresh fruits or freeze-dried fruits. Sparkle with cinnamon, brown sugar, honey, maple or agave syrup. Also can add peanut butter, nuts or yogurt.
For non-sweet oatmeal you can add about a teaspoon of butter and a bit of salt.

Do you cook oats with water or milk?

Cooking oatmeal with water is the best way to go. Oats have been shown to be high in fiber and protein. Water helps make them easier to digest and less likely to cause stomach upset. Milk adds fat and some vitamins and minerals, but these are easily absorbed without the addition of milk. If you want to add milk to your oatmeal, use skim milk instead of whole milk. Skim milk contains fewer calories than whole milk and still provides the same nutrition. For the dairy-free version you can use almond, coconut or other types of vegan milk.

Can I eat raw oats?

Raw oats can be eaten as long as they are soaked in water for at least six hours before eating, which helps with digestion of the food.

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