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How to Eat Oatmeal

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 25, 2022
How to Eat Oatmeal

Out of all cereals, oatmeal is one of the most wholesome with the most health benefits. It is a very low calorie food which also provides us with vitamins A, B, E, and minerals that complement our diet and improve our body functions. Despite this, many people do not know how to eat oatmeal or think that the only way to eat it is hot. So at OneHowTo.com we give you some good suggestions for how you can get oatmeal into your diet and reap all its benefits.

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Steps to follow:

The most traditional and common way to eat oatmeal is hot, i.e porridge, at breakfast time. This dish is full of energy and can be made with the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 tbsp. oat flakes
  • Powdered cinnamon
  • Sugar to taste

Mix all the ingredients except the cinnamon in a pot, and cook over a medium heat for at least 10 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon. After this time the flakes should be soft, which means that the oats are ready. If not, you have to wait until they soften. Oats should be served hot and sprinkled with a little cinnamon. You can add in nuts or fresh fruits like strawberries and bananas to make your bowl of oatmeal even more nutritious.

How to Eat Oatmeal - Step 1

Another easier way to eat oatmeal is in a refreshing drink. It's great to have as a snack, have a glass mid-morning or drink at least an hour before doing any physical activities.

Mix together in a blender a glass of milk, (cow's, soy or almond), two tablespoons of oatmeal, and sugar and cinnamon to taste. Leave the mixture to blend well to break the oats down as much as possible. Drink immediately after and enjoy its refreshing, sweet and delicious taste.

How to Eat Oatmeal - Step 2

If you love fruit and milkshakes, but want a more natural and healthy option, you can make an oat drink following the instructions above but add in fruits like banana, mango, strawberries or raspberries. This is an excellent way to eat oatmeal and enjoy all its goodness. For example, you can read our article: How to make oatmeal and banana smoothie.

How to Eat Oatmeal - Step 3

If you like to eat your cereal with milk, you can add some oats to your bowl and enjoy all the benefits they bring to your body, including its high-fibre content which helps regulate cholesterol levels in the blood and intestinal transit.

As you can see there are many ways of eating cold oatmeal. Take a look at more ideas in this OneHowto article.

How to Eat Oatmeal - Step 4

If, you want more ideas on how to eat oatmeal, I'm sure this recipe for making oatmeal pancakes will leave you amazed. You only need:

  • 5 egg whites
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 1 banana or 1 apple
  • Cinnamon to taste

Mix everything in a blender and cook the pancakes in a good non-stick pan. This way, you can enjoy a delicious and energy-packed breakfast.

How to Eat Oatmeal - Step 5

Another great way to eat oatmeal is by adding it into many other dishes. If you love making desserts you can add in a few spoonfuls of oatmeal into your cookies, muffin or biscuit mix.

You can also eat oatmeal by adding it to your savoury dishes e.g. grinding the flakes and incorporating them into your salads, sautéed vegetables or minced meat recipes like burgers or meatballs. This way you will have a good source of fibre as well as boosting the nutritional value of your food.

How to Eat Oatmeal - Step 6

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  • Oatmeal is a great source of fibre, so make it part of your diet.

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What did you think of this article?
Oats make a pleasant drink if simply liquidised with water. In fact there is a commercial version sold with a few extras as oat milk.
Hope this is useful
PS if used instead of milk please make sure to have enough calcium in the diet as milk is a good source of this but not every one can drink it.
Can oats be eaten for lunch and dinner or it should be had only in the morning?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Prasanna,
The best is to have it in the morning, but you can also have them as a dessert for lunch. It is not highly recommended for dinner due to the fact that it is high in carbohydrates and you will probably not burn it, but you can if you wish.

Hope this helps
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