Rich in fiber and antioxidants, oats keep you full for longer and are a holy grail for weight watchers all over the world. Starting your morning with a warm bowl of oatmeal porridge will not help with weight loss, but will help maintain your blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of heart diseases. The great thing about oats is that it pairs well with almost any fruit or nut butter, but just a plain bowl of this oatmeal will still do wonders for your overall health.
Since oats are obviously the star of the show in our oatmeal, it’s important to choose your oats to type very carefully. This will help you measure the time it takes to cook the porridge and its nutritional level. Currently, there are three types of oats in the market:
These are the most common oats in almost all supermarkets. They generally require less cooking time, but are highly processed, so not recommended. But if you are in a hurry, then instant oats are a better option for you.
Old Fashioned / Rolled Oats
These oats are significantly less processed and are the most recommended. they are fat; So it takes a little longer to cook them.
steel cut oats
These are completely unprocessed and complete. Cooking them is very laborious as it takes at least 20 minutes to cook them completely.
Now that you’ve chosen your fighter, it’s time to make oatmeal porridge!
Oatmeal oatmeal is probably the easiest way to enjoy your oats. You only need three ingredients and more than half your work is already done! Well, four if you’d like a little bit of sugar in your oatmeal. Most people usually give up sugar on their weight loss journey.
(Also Read: 7 Interesting Ways To Eat Oats For Breakfast And Make Your Day Better)
Preparing Oatmeal Porridge:
- Start by roasting your oats on the stove. Keep going till you smell.
- Add at least 3 cups of water and let it boil while stirring continuously.
- Boil it for a minute or two before adjusting the amount of water as per your desire.
- Add your milk and, if necessary, sugar.
If you stir religiously when the water comes to a boil, you’ll have a lump-free delicious porridge that’s ready to eat any minute. The amount of milk and water depends entirely on whether you want your oatmeal porridge to be thick or runny. If you think plain porridge is too boring then you can also add salt as per taste. Play with consistency and toppings and you’ll have a typical breakfast meal in no time.
See full recipe here.