Perfect Oatmeal porridge has been a traditional breakfast food for hundreds of years. On a winter day, it is so warming to have a steaming bowl of porridge with raisins. In the summer I do not cook them just soak them; see my recipe below.
I like the old-fashioned oats as they have a fuller flavour and are healthier. You can eat this as a raw meal or make it into regular porridge. As they take longer to cook I often soak them overnight but you do not have to.
If you want gluten-free oats, here is a very good one Harvest Gluten Free Organic Rolled Old Fashioned Oats which is good for cooked oatmeal porridge. For making a crumble, it is better to have one like this: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
Oatmeal & Sultanas
1/3 cup old fashioned oats (rolled oats can be used)
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons sultanas
Pinch of Himalayan salt
1. Put all ingredients in a saucepan except the salt.
2. Let them sit overnight.
3. In the morning add a little salt.
4. You can at this stage just eat them and if you would like include some of the below additions.
5. Bring to a boil then turn heat down and simmer, stirring frequently till thick, adding more water if necessary.
6. Done this way, it is as fast as quick-cooking oats and the bonus is the sultanas are plump and juicy.
7. If you do not get around to soaking overnight; simply put all of the ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer, stirring frequently till thick, adding more water if necessary.
Makes: 1 serving
Additions for fun mmmmmm:
- Raisins or prunes or dried apricots
- Chopped fresh pear
- Sliced banana
- Ground flaxseeds
- Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds or Pumpkin seeds
- Ground cinnamon and/or nutmeg
- Chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts
- Top it with almond or rice milk.
- I like mine with a tablespoon of Coconut Oil, Udo’s Oil or Flax Oil.
- Sometimes I add a little molasses.
1 bowl of oatmeal a day (3 grams of soluble oat fiber) typically lowers total cholesterol by 8-23%.
If you enjoyed this perfect oatmeal porridge then here is a very good recipe.
More Recipes with Oatmeal
Here are some more porridge recipes to try:
Tasty Cornmeal Porridge– Cornmeal porridge is my favourite porridge. Some call it grits, others polenta or mush or I call it cornmeal porridge.
Quinoa Coconut Almond Porridge – This quinoa porridge is a more like having dessert for breakfast. It is high in protein and full of other important nutrients.
Millet porridge – This millet porridge is tasty, alkaline-forming, vegan and gluten-free!