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Cooking Oats in 5 Delicious Ways: A How-To Guide

If you’re looking to prepare something that’s healthy, delicious, yet fulfilling then you should definitely make oatmeal. This is for sure one of the simplest and most effective ways to start your day.

Besides being very delicious and easy to make, oats are also loaded with plant-based protein and fibre and are going to keep you full throughout the day. Now, there are a lot of people who are not too fond of it, because to them they seem like they are too gooey.

But the truth is, if you know how to prepare oats, you are going to get one of the tastiest meals in the world. If you’ve never cooked them before, but you are willing to try, then below you’ll get some amazing ideas.

Amazing Oats Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind!

First Recipe: Master Method

If you love your oatmeal to have a lightly toasted flavour and a bit chewy texture, then you should surely try this one first. Namely, this version isn’t too creamy, but instead more textured. Although it may not appear to be the most appealing oat recipe to you right now, trust us when we say, it’s out of this world.

So how can you prepare it? First, start by toasting the bulk oats in butter for no more than three minutes. This is an important step because it improves the flavour and makes the entire house smell spectacular.

Now, if you’re vegan, you can replace the regular butter with coconut. Then add milk and water and simmer on low for about five minutes. Then you should pour the liquid, cover, and simmer for another five minutes.

Soon, you will realize that you just made the chewiest and yummiest oatmeal in the world. If by any chance, you want it to be a bit creamier, then simply add more milk and you’ll accomplish that creamy texture.

Another Fast Yet Delicious Recipe

It’s safe to say that this recipe is a staple in a lot of homes and a great thing about it is that it is both gluten-free and sugar-free. Below, we will make a list of ingredients that make this oatmeal spectacular:

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk (or any other milk of your choice)
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Start by mixing all ingredients into a small pot and turn the heat to medium/high. Bring to boil and then turn the heat down to medium and stir constantly for approximately four to five minutes as the oatmeal thickens. As soon as it reaches the desired consistency, you can remove it from heat and start eating it. Voila! 

Adding More Creative And Tasty Suggestions Below!

Strawberries & Oatmeal

Now, here’s something that can also be defined as dessert, but of course, you can eat it for breakfast too. After all, why wouldn’t you start your day with something that’s fruity, sweet, and delicious? 

And the best thing about it is that it doesn’t take more than several minutes to prepare, with only five ingredients (and you can always add salt if you want to). Okay, so let’s begin with the recipe.

First, you should combine strawberries with milk (preferably non-dairy milk)

Then you should cook diced strawberries with your oats so you can infuse that spectacular flavour. And then top everything with even more berries, particularly if you want to experience that crunchy bite. 

Why it’s much better to use plant-based milk instead of a regular one? Well, that’s because this one enables your oats to be very creamy and rich without adding any cream. It would be advisable to employ either Cashew milk or unsweetened Almond milk.

Would You Try Carrot Cake Overnight Oats?

Wanna have veggies for breakfast? Why not? If you love the regular carrot cake, then you will adore this one even more because this version is going to take that cake to the next level. So what are you supposed to purchase for this recipe?

  1. Grated carrots (1/2 cup)
  2. Rolled oats (1 cup) 
  3. Chia seeds (1 tbsp)
  4. Cinnamon (1 tsp) 
  5. Maple syrup (3 tbsp) 
  6. Allspice (1/4 tsp)
  7. Almond milk (1.25 cups)
  8. Raisins (3 tbsp) 
  9. For some extra crunch (optional), you can utilize some pecans and Greek yoghurt

First things first, you should blend all dry ingredients in a bowl, and then put the wet ones and mix everything thoroughly. Put it in the fridge for at least two hours, or if you have enough time, you can leave it overnight.

Lovely Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time to plan all those yummy meals that are ideal for autumn and generally colder weather. One of them is precisely this wonderful, warm, and rich oatmeal.

Although it requires more ingredients than previously mentioned oatmeal with berries, it still isn’t time-consuming and complex. It contains all those spectacular fall spices and apples and is going to make you feel like you are having the softest apple pie in the world. Now, let’s move on with the recipe. You will need:

  • 1 apple medium crips
  • ¼ tsp of ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of walnuts
  • ½ tbsp of unsalted butter
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 cups of water

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup of the apples and honey and sprinkle in the salt and spices and cook for up to three minutes. Pour in the water and bring to a low boil. 

Add the oats, lower the heat, and stir occasionally for no more than 5 minutes. Continue cooking until the liquid (most of it) is absorbed.

There are so many outstanding ways you can make oatmeal. All you need to be is a bit creative and in the mood to try out new ingredients and that’s about it. We hope that you will try out some of the recipes we added.

Check out our other oat recipes below: