Oatmeal is a type of coarse flour made of hulled oat grains that have either been milled or still cut or else it refers to rolled oat. Steel-cut oats are known as “coarse oatmeal”, “Irish oatmeal” or “pinhead oats”. Rolled oats can be either thick or thin, and maybe categorized as “old-fashioned”, “quick”, or “instant”, depending on their cooking time, which is shortened by the size of the oats, precooking, and sometimes the addition of enzymes.
Quick oats Oatmeal
Quick oats are more fine oats that can be cooked really quickly. You can certainly use those, but I don’t recommend them because they are more processed in general and only save you an extra minute of cooking time.
The still cut oats take the longest time to cook and need at least 20 minutes on the stovetop.
I like to vary up my Oatmeal and use it as my base to enjoy some fresh fruit for the day. I like to have fun with some healthy Oatmeal recipes that take the simple humble bowl of oats and make them an extraordinary superfood breakfast bowl. These are my favourite recipes:
Maple Brown Sugar:
This is a classic flavour that most oatmeal packets that came in. But the homemade maple brown sugar is so much better. I make it with brown sugar, maple syrup, pecans and cinnamon.
Strawberry & Cream Oatmeal
This is such a dreamy yummy combination. Just add fresh sliced strawberries, and a splash of coconut cream or any non-dairy creamer, along with some honey and a touch of vanilla extract.
These are some more things that you can make with oats:
1.Fresh fruit like bananas, berries and apples; dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, apricots, dates or coconut, frozen fruits like berries or mangoes, jams, fruit zest or applesauce.
2.Nuts and seeds, Almonds, walnuts, pecans or peanuts; chia seeds, ground flax seeds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. You can also use any nut butter or seed butter.
Then honey, maple syrup, brown sugar or agave syrup; the splash of any type of milk or creamer or a dollop of yoghurt. Enjoy.
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