Make a Tasty Oatmeal

Oatmeal is extremely helpful and it goes while not saying: it’s useful for digestion, it improves skin condition, and dish, made of coarse cereals, helps to scale back sterol in blood.

Oatmeal contains everything necessary substances for a healthy breakfast (primarily they’re carbohydrates and proteins). In fact, oatmeal is accessible for everybody.

“Oatmeal, sir!”

It seems that oatmeal is good in everything … “But”: it is difficult to eat oatmeal every morning because after a week you even can’t look at it and even talk about the usefulness of this cereal won’t force you or your family to eat it.

How to avoid it? How to love oatmeal or porridge?

The answer is simple: add diversity to your breakfast. Every morning you can differently cook oatmeal that won’t bother you, but on the contrary, it becomes the most favorite morning dish.

Let’s start from oatmeal preparation

You’d better buy flakes “Hercules”: they can be of different grinding, depending on the degree of processing oats. The larger flakes are, the more useful they are, but they have to be longer cooked (about 15 minutes). Finely ground flakes can be cooked in 5 minutes, and some can not be cook at all – they are perfectly steamed in boiling water.

A classic oatmeal recipe

Pour 1 cup of flakes with 2 cups of water and leave to swell (possible leave it for the night). In the morning, add a glass of water or milk and cook it for 3-5 minutes, add salt and sugar to taste.

And now let’s talk about diversity: what can you eat oatmeal with?

You can add a variety of fruits, berries and jam when cooking or already finished porridge. Dried fruit or dried apricots, raisins are also a good variant. Also you can sprinkle crushed nuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds into porridge.

Now a lot of cereals are sold in stores where fruit slices or berries are already added to cereals. Of course, such a mixture is more convenient to prepare, and you do not have to break your head over a new recipe. However, everyone will agree that fresh fruit, berries, whole milk is always more useful than canned and dried supplements.

Therefore, if you have time, try to prepare oatmeal for yourself, experiment with additives. The main thing here is to show imagination.

A few simple oatmeal recipes with “additives”

Recipe: Carrot Oatmeal

Grate a large carrot, fill with sugar, leave carrot for some time to get its juice, and then mix it with the finished porridge. You can add a spoonful of sour cream.

Recipe: Oat cakes

You can add dried fruit into your ready oatmeal, let it brew until porridge won’t swell – then it can be cut into large cubes. Lubricate each cube top with beaten egg together with sugar and bake it in the oven on a baking sheet until it is ready.

Recipe: Oatmeal with cheese

Put a few tablespoons of fat cottage cheese into the prepared porridge and mix it thoroughly. This porridge contains not only the necessary carbohydrates, but also calcium, and the taste is very delicate and light.

Recipe: Oat milk soup

Pour a glass of milk into ready oatmeal and bring to boil: as the result you’ll have thick soup that you can fill with honey or maple syrup and sprinkle with crushed nuts.

Recipe: Oatmeal for a sweet tooth

Cook oatmeal and before it is ready, add a few spoonfuls of condensed milk or custard and mix it. Of course, such calorie cereals will be impressive, but the kids love this treat.

Recipe: Oatmeal with “bombs”

And this is a tricky course for parents, who can not force a child to eat oatmeal. Play minesweeper (or as an option play a treasure hunt): put a few large berries of jam (strawberry) in the finished porridge, and then carefully “mask” these berries in oatmeal and ask your child to find all the “bombs”. Kids inspired by the search can eat the entire meal for sure.