Cooking Oats

Cooking Oats: Quick Oats

A quick breakfast staple!
Print Recipe
CourseBreakfast
Servings1
Calories248kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup low-fat milk or water
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Stovetop:
    Bring milk or water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan.
    Stir in oats and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 1 minute.
    Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes. Enjoy!
  • Microwave:
    Combine milk or water, oats, and a pinch of salt in a 2-cup microwavable bowl.
    Microwave on High for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

Healthy Tip: Top with a drizzle of honey, fruit and nuts or seeds. Get creative with a dollop of applesauce, or non-fat plain Greek yogurt swirled with a spoonful of low-sugar fruit jam.
*Nutrition Facts include low-fat milk.
Nutrition Facts
Cooking Oats: Quick Oats
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
248
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
12
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
144
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Calcium
 
314
mg
31
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
497
mg
14
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cooking Oats: Old-Fashioned or Rolled Oats

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CourseBreakfast
Servings1
Calories253kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned or rolled oats
  • 1 cup low-fat milk or water
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Stovetop:
    Bring milk or water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan.
    Stir in oats and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
    Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes. Enjoy!
  • Microwave:
    Combine milk or water, oats, and a pinch of salt in a 2-cup microwavable bowl.
    Microwave on High for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Stir before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

Healthy Tip: Top with a drizzle of honey, fruit and nuts or seeds. Get creative with a dollop of applesauce, or non-fat plain Greek yogurt swirled with a spoonful of low-sugar fruit jam.
*Nutrition Facts include low-fat milk.
Nutrition Facts
Cooking Oats: Old-Fashioned or Rolled Oats
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
253
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
12
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
145
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Calcium
 
316
mg
32
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
501
mg
14
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cooking Oats: Steel-Cut or Irish Oats

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CourseBreakfast
Servings1
Calories254kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup steel-cut or Irish oats
  • 1 cup low-fat milk or water
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Bring milk or water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan.
  • Stir in oats and reduce heat to low.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats are the desired texture, 20 to 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

Healthy Tip: Top with a drizzle of honey, fruit and nuts or seeds. Get creative with a dollop of applesauce, or non-fat plain Greek yogurt swirled with a spoonful of low-sugar fruit jam.
*Nutrition Facts include low-fat milk.
Nutrition Facts
Cooking Oats: Steel-Cut or Irish Oats
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
254
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
12
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
143
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
38
g
13
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
14
g
28
%
Calcium
 
315
mg
32
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
354
mg
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cooking Oats: Overnight Oatmeal

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CourseBreakfast
Servings1
Calories203kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old-fasioned or rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk or water

Instructions

  • Combine oats and milk (or water) in a jar or bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Eat cold or heat up.
  • Add toppings if desired. Makes about 2/3 cup.

Notes

Healthy Tips: Add half a mashed banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter to the oats and milk for some sweetness and protein. Top with a drizzle of honey, fruit and nuts or seeds for extra nutrients.
Get creative with a dollop of applesauce, or non-fat plain Greek yogurt swirled with a spoonful of low-sugar fruit jam.
*Nutrition Facts include low-fat milk.
Nutrition Facts
Cooking Oats: Overnight Oatmeal
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
203
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
6
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
54
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
11
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Calcium
 
169
mg
17
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
324
mg
9
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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