How To Prepare Oats
Oatmeal is a staple in my house because it’s healthy, delicious and easy to make. We have it most mornings.I love that it keeps you full and gives you energy all morning long.
Oatmeal is such a versatile recipe. Once you know how to cook oatmeal, you can get as creative as you’d like with all of your toppings and add-ins.
IN THE STORE, you will typically see these varieties:
Whole oat groats – Whole oat groats leave the grain intact. Consequently, they take the longest to cook and require the most liquid.
Steel cut oats – These are oat groats that have been roughly chopped. They cook more quickly than whole oat groats and result in a hearty, creamy porridge.
Old-fashioned oats – Old-fashioned oats, or rolled oats, are made by steaming oat groats and rolling them into flakes. They have a short cooking time, 5 minutes, and they only require 2 cups water for every cup oats.
Quick oats – Quick oats are similar to old-fashioned oats, but they are steamed longer and rolled more thinly. Like old-fashioned oats, they require 2 cups water for 1 cup oats, but they only take 1 minute to cook. Quick oats are great for days when you’re in a hurry.
WHAT TOPPINGS CAN YOU ADD?
Frozen, and thawed blueberries
Scoop of Greek yogurt
Thinly sliced apple
TRY OTHER BREAKFAST
1 cup water
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup oats
1 oz low-fat milk
Honey, cane sugar or brown sugar
Pinch of cinnamon
DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE OATS
Combine water (or milk) and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Stir in oats and reduce heat to medium; cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cover and let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes
Combine water (or milk), salt and oats in a 2-cup microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir before serving.
Serve with your favorite toppings, such as milk, sweetener or cinnamon
MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE,BUT BY EVERY WORD(JESUS) THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.kjv