- For rolled oats, add oats and water (or milk) to a pot in a 1:2 ratio. For example, use 1 cup of oats and 2 cups of water. Replace any portion of the water with milk for a creamier texture. Cook on medium low heat, stirring frequently, until the oatmeal reaches desired frequency (about 5-10 minutes).
- For steel-cut oats, uses a 1:3 ratio. For example, boils 3 cups of water, and add 1 cup of oats when boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the oatmeal reaches desired frequency.
Recipes are per one cup of prepared oats.
- Blueberry/walnut: 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, 2 tbsp almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla, and a sprinkling of flaxseeds.
- Cinnamon/raisin: 2 tbsp raisins, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp almond milk.
- Cranberry/Orange: 2 tbsp dried cranberries, 1 tbsp orange juice, and a sprinkling of flaxseeds.
- For a high-protein variation, swap the oats for cooked quinoa. You can also add peanut or almond butter to cooked oats.
- Consider adding frozen fruit or dried fruit with oats (to the pot) to achieve better texture.
- If you are gluten-sensitive, look for gluten-free oats.
- For oatmeal on the go, consider this recipe.
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