How to Cook Oatmeal for Breakfast

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According to the Mayo Clinic, eating oatmeal for breakfast on a regular basis is beneficial to your health and lowers blood cholesterol. Oatmeal is a porridge made from ground oats mixed with water and other flavorings.To cook oatmeal for breakfast you will need approximately 10 minutes and a few rich ingredients to add to the dish. When finished, the oatmeal will have a creamy consistency with a soft and sweet flavor.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 2/3 cups water
  • Medium saucepan
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • Wooden spoon
  • 4 tsp. melted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • Four serving bowls
  • Bring the water to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.

  • Reduce the heat to low and add the rolled oats. Stir the oats into the water with a wooden spoon. Continue stirring for four minutes as the oatmeal thickens.

  • Add the butter, brown sugar and half-and-half to the saucepan. Stir to blend the ingredients with the oatmeal and remove the saucepan from heat.

  • Allow the oatmeal to cool and thicken for three minutes before dishing equal amounts into four bowls. Serve immediately.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the oatmeal is not sweet enough, add an extra tablespoon of brown sugar to each serving bowl.
  • For a complete breakfast, serve with orange juice and sliced fruit.

References

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