How to Make Oatmeal Three Ways

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Subscribe to Eating Well: Get the Recipe: Overnight Oatmeal: Watch more Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Watch as Eating Well shows you how to cook oatmeal! Oatmeal is one of the best healthy breakfast ideas because it is rich in soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and helps keep you full for longer. Learn how to make oatmeal three different ways so you can enjoy this flexible healthy breakfast any day of the week. There are three types of oatmeal you can use: quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned (also known as rolled oats), and steel-cut oats. Quick-cooking oats behave in the same way as their name, and only take a few minutes to cook. Old-fashioned oats are a bit thicker than quick cooking oats and take around five minutes to cook. Steel-cut oats, unlike the other types of oatmeal, aren't rolled and take around 30 minutes to cook. The quickest way to cook oatmeal is in the microwave. Combine 1/2 cup of quick-cooking oats with one cup of water in a two cup microwavable bowl on high for 1-1/2 to two minutes. You can also cook healthy oatmeal on the stovetop by bringing one cup of water or non-fat milk to boil in a small saucepan. Stir in 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats and reduce the heat to medium. Cook the oatmeal for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove it from the heat once the oatmeal is finished and let it cool for two minutes before serving. The final way to cook steel-cut oats is in the slow cooker. Overnight oatmeal begins by combining eight cups of water, two cups of steel-oats, dried cranberries, dried apricots, and salt to your slow cooker. Keep the heat on low and let the healthy oatmeal cook until the oats are tender and the porridge is creamy, taking anywhere between seven to eight hours to cook. Oatmeal toppings are the crucial point of oatmeal recipes, so make sure these are healthy, too. Dried or fresh fruits sweeten up any sort of oatmeal, but for more crunch, sprinkle on some nuts like walnuts or pistachios. These healthy oatmeal recipes offer delicious opportunities to enjoy breakfast in your own personal way! Official Website: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest:

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