Prepare Oatmeal Three Ways

Read these three ways to prepare oatmeal. Add sugar and honey to sweeten your bowl, or try toasting the oats.
By Tabitha Alterman
February/March 2008
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This classic morning meal doesn't have to be boring! Combine all three oats for a uniquely textured oatmeal!
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The following preparations all yield delicious bowls of oatmeal. They are best served with any of the following: a pat of butter; sprinkle of sugar or stevia; dollop of honey or yogurt; drizzle of milk and/or a healthy sprinkle of chopped nuts. For extra nuttiness, I highly recommend first toasting the oats in a dry skillet on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.

Creamy rolled oatmeal. Combine 1 part oats, 3 parts water and a pinch of salt in saucepan. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low, cooking uncovered another 5 minutes or so.

Chewy steel-cut oatmeal. Combine 1 part steel-cut oats, 4 parts water and a pinch of salt. Let stand for an hour. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until it reaches desired consistency.

Hearty groatmeal. Combine 1 part groats, 4 parts water and a pinch of salt. Let stand 1 to 2 hours, or overnight. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 45 minutes to an hour.

(To learn more about the health benefits of oats and how to implement them in your diet, check out 7 Hearty Oatmeal Recipes.)








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