Learn how to cook oats with milk with this simple recipe. You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to make this nutritious and delicious breakfast. Old fashioned oats cook faster than steel cut oats. You can add a pinch of salt for a nutty flavor, and stir in the liquid to loosen the oats. You can also use toppings of your choice.
Old fashioned oats cook faster than steel cut oats
Oats come in two main varieties: rolled and steel cut. Rolled oats are flatter and softer than their steel-cut counterparts, and are often used for breakfast cereals, coffee shop muffins, and late-night cookies. The main difference between steel cut and rolled oats is their texture and cooking time. Steel-cut oats take about 30 minutes to prepare, while rolled oats are more uniform and have a softer texture.
Steel cut oats are cut into smaller pieces after the kilning process, and therefore cook more slowly than their rolled counterparts. However, their texture is similar and they are both good choices for breakfast. If you’re worried about eating too much grain in your breakfast, you can always substitute rolled oats with steel cut oats.
Although steel-cut oats cook faster, they are lower in GI than rolled oats. If you’re watching your blood sugar levels, steel-cut oats may be a better choice. The oats may not be as soft as rolled oats, but they have a richer, more chewy taste and a longer cooking time.
Salt brings out the nutty flavor of the oats
Steel-cut oats have a nutty flavor and texture when toasted. This flavor and texture are often missing from pre-packaged varieties, which tend to have a mushy texture. To improve the texture of steel-cut oats, toast them in melted butter before adding them to the milk/water mixture. Stir frequently to avoid sticking, and let the oats cool before serving.
Oatmeal is often bland when made with only water and oats. Salt will enhance the nutty flavor without making it too salty. To add even more flavor, you can also add sugar or maple syrup. Honey is also a great choice for enhancing the sweet/salt contrast. However, make sure to add salt only right before serving the oatmeal.
Steel-cut oats are less processed than other varieties. This type requires longer cooking time because they are thicker. Using a saucepan, stir the oats frequently to avoid sticking. Salt will bring out the nutty flavor of oats when cooked with milk. It will also keep you full until lunch. It is a good source of iron and fiber. And best of all, it’s naturally gluten-free.
Stir in liquid to loosen oats
To make this delicious breakfast, stir in the milk or other liquid after the oats are cooked, so they will be more liquidy and easier to stir. Oftentimes, oats will be stiff and settle down after cooking, so adding more liquid will help loosen them up. This will also prevent your oatmeal from becoming soggy or thick. This recipe also works well with nut or soy milk. Add a pinch of salt if you would like, but don’t overdo it.
You can also add more liquid to make it thicker. Classic oats are cooked with a one-to-one liquid to oats ratio. Add one cup of liquid to two cups of oats in a medium pot. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. The oats will become thick but are still pourable. Add more milk if your oatmeal is too thick.
To cook oats, bring water or milk to a simmer. Once this liquid has been added, stir the oats until they are loose and easy to stir. Cook oats on low heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure that they are absorbing most of the liquid. Then, stir in the toppings of your choice and serve. Then, enjoy your delicious breakfast!