There is nothing more wonderful then having a perfectly cooked oatmeal in a cup!
Oatmeal is one of my most favourite option for breakfast. Despite our hectic mornings, I always make sure we are having a complete breakfast before we leave home.
I usually buy one box of instant oatmeal (I love peach flavour the most) and mix it with a bag of regular oats. By doing so you get a perfect blend of flavour each time.
There are so many ways you can cook oats. I like mine with lots of milk. Perfectly tender and soft, but not mushy. Most of the time when I make oatmeal, the bottom of the pan always burns. Very annoying. Lately, I have discovered if I add water to the milk, it pro-longs the boiling process and I can cook the oatmeal to my desired softness without burning the bottom.
So here is how I make my perfect bowl of oatmeal every morning. Based on the amount of oats add milk and half a cup of water and bring to a boil. Don’t leave it unattended! Once it comes to a boil turn the heat to low and let it simmer for 3 – 5 minutes.
When ready, add half a cup of cold milk. I have learned this trick from a good friend. The cold milk reduces the temperature and it also adds extra smoothness. Brilliant idea!
Ps. Some times it is useful to make a bigger batch enough for two servings. To keep half in the fridge for next day. All you have to do is add half a cup of milk on top of clod oatmeal and microwave it for 1-2 minutes. A perfect breakfast will be ready in no time.
Blueberries and bananas are my two most favourite fruits that complements oatmeal the best. I will admit, that some times I love to have a nice bowl of oatmeal just before going to bed.