Rich in nutrients such as fiber and protein, oatmeal is a healthy and tasty way to start your day. One of the most recognizable and widely available brands is Quaker Oats, which produces both a quick oats version and an old-fashioned one. As quick oats only save a few minutes of time and lack the flavor and texture of regular oatmeal, stick with the old-fashioned version, also known as rolled oats.
On the Stovetop
Put a measured amount of water and a pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Stir in, slowly, a proportional amount of oatmeal. Follow the proportions on the package.
Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, then serve.
In the Microwave
Combine the proportional amounts of water and oats in a microwave-safe bowl. Add a pinch of salt and stir.
Place in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir one more time before serving.
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- Oatmeal may be served plain or garnished with healthy toppings, including: chia seeds, flax seeds, fresh fruits or roasted nuts.
- You can also cook oatmeal in half milk and half water. In the alternative, add a splash of cold milk after cooking to add richness and loosen the texture of the cooked oats. Almond milk is a good non-dairy option.
- Always double-check to make sure your bowls are microwave safe. Some ceramic bowls, for example, contain metallic glazes that will cause them to heat up to unsafe levels.
Lori A. Selke has been a professional writer and editor for more than 15 years, touching on topics ranging from LGBT issues to sexuality and sexual health, parenting, alternative health, travel, and food and cooking. Her work has appeared in Curve Magazine, Girlfriends, Libido, The Children's Advocate, Decider.com, The SF Weekly, EthicalFoods.com and GoMag.com.
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