instant flavored oatmeal or no oat meal
Is the flavored oat meal so processed it isn't worth consuming? Its the only kind i really want to eat after buying instant, old fashion and steel cut. So either i take advantage of the price 5 bucks for about 40 packets or i stop eating it.
Recently i stopped eating it but didn't like the other varieties so i haven't been eating oat meal at all.
Is instant better then dropping the food?
I always read that the instant kinds were too processed and had much of the nutrients taken out. You want rolled or steel cut.
The only processing they do on instant is chopping it up and steaming it(which doesn't leach out nutrients and is also what they do to rolled oats). It doesn't stay as fresh for as long as the more complete forms but it's not all that nutritionally different. The GI is higher because it's more quickly digested, and the packets of instant oatmeal will always have sugar and other stuff added, but it's not like eating a Twinkie. Just read the label and make a judgment.
Originally Posted by Corrie
Last edited by crc; 03-14-2012 at 08:18 AM.
Read the ingredients. Whats in it?
Here's what you do:
Heat up some milk in a pan
Heat up a second pan and put some butter in it
When the butter melts pour in your steel cut oats and golden brown them.
Pour the browned sc oats in the milk
Cook for 20 minutes then stir and cook for 5 more minutes.
If you want to have it sweet, add some honey and eat.
Make a bigger batch if you want to keep some in the fridge to heat up later.
It will be awesome.
I thought you had to soak the oatmeal the night before?
One more thing, right when it is completely done, throw in some eggs and scramble em up for the protein. It actually tastes great.
Originally Posted by ColoWayno
I used to eat alot of oatmeal, but am now mostly grain free. But you can do what ColoWayno describes in a microwave, minus the toasty browning. Melt the butter in a big bowl, then add oats and toss, then add milk and microwave. BE ADVISED YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL, BECAUSE THE WHOLE MIXTURE CAN EXPLODE ALL OVER THE INSIDE OF THE MICROWAVE. You have to experiment with the settings and the time. I won't even make a rec, considering how different microwaves are. But keep an eye on it while it cooks - it bubbles up considerably.
If you go the instant route, try just pouring black coffee into it and mixing. Yum + caffeine!
I cooked them like this every day for years until I pretty much got off of grains (ya, I still have the occassional piece of bread).
Originally Posted by Jamie J. Skibicki
You can microwave rolled or old fashioned oats just like instant oats. Put them in a bowl, add water or milk, throw in flavoring of choice, and nuke for the minimum listed on the box. I prefer them with as minimum liquid as possible and heated for the least time possible. They still look whole when they come out.
Does not work on steel-cut oats. I tried.