Stove Top Oatmeal

There is something soothing about having hot oatmeal in the morning rather than cold overnight oats. I would rather stand over the stove for a few minutes than store a mason jar in the fridge overnight for breakfast. Overnight oats are all the rage for health nuts and really trendy. I’ve tried making those before but I don’t think they taste as nice as freshly cooked oatmeal porridge.

Warm oatmeal is really easy to make. You don’t need a recipe, and just have to remember the ratio of oats to fluid – 3 : 1. For this bowl of oats, I used 1/2 cup of oats to 1 & 1/2 cups of water. You can just use water for a vegan / non-dairy version, it’ll still turn out great. Of course you can use milk / nut milks for a bit more richness.

STOVE TOP OATMEAL

INGREDIENTS (Serves 1)

1/2 cup Raw Rolled Oats
1 & 1/2 cup Fluid (Water / Milk / Nut milk)

TOPPINGS (You can use your own toppings too!)
1 Sliced Banana
2 tbsp Nut Butter (I used chocolate peanut butter)
2 tsp Honey (You can use maple or agave syrup and sweeten it to your liking)

  1. Boil your fluid (in my case, water) in a small pot. Once the water comes to a boil, sprinkle the raw oats into the water and give it a stir using a spoon.
  2. Keep the mixture to a simmer and stir once every few minutes, to ensure the oats do not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  3. After stirring for 10 mins or so, the oats will look expanded. If you would like to flavour the porridge a bit, you can stir 1/2 of your sliced banana into the oats. I think a little cinnamon will be nice too.
  4. Keep cooking your oats until the porridge becomes a little thicker (maybe 5 more minutes or so). The consistency should be such that you can see a line briefly when you draw a line across the bottom of the pot.
  5. Pour into a bowl and add your toppings. Enjoy your warm and comforting breakfast!
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