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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pour into a bowl and add your toppings. Enjoy your warm and comforting breakfast!