Oatmeal Free Recipes



Free Recipes for the various types of oatmeal can be found below. The types of oatmeal discussed are

    Oat Groats
    Steel-Cut Oats or Irish Oatmeal

    Stone-Ground Scottish Oats
    Old Fashion Oats
    Quick Oats
    Instant Oatmeal

Benefits of Oatmeal

Oatmeal has been shown to be an excellent source of soluble fiber and antioxidants that help to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It is also an excellent source of manganese, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B1, magnesium and vegetable protein. Click to see the in-depth nutrient analysis of whole grain cooked oats.

Each type of oatmeal differs primarily in the degree of processing, cooking time and texture. Analysis of cooked oats indicate that there is little difference in nutrient content of each type of oatmeal. However, the least preprocessed types may provide slightly more nutrition that the most processed types.

Oat Groats Free Recipes

What are oat groats?

Oat groats are the least preprocessed of the different types of oatmeal. They are the oat grain which has been hulled only. No further processing is done to the oat grain. However, the oat groats also require the longest cooking time of all the oatmeal types.

COOKING METHOD 1 - Yields 4 Servings

    1 cup oat groats
    3 cups water
    1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
    Dash vanilla (optional)
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oat groats to boiling water.
  3. Stir to combine and cover.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until the water is absorbed and oats are tender - about 45 to 50 minutes.
  5. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

COOKING METHOD 2 - Yields 4 Servings

  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oat groats to boiling water.
  3. Stir to combine, cover and remove from heat.
  4. Let the mixture soak overnight.
  5. The next morning reheat the mixture and simmer until the water is absorbed and the oats are tender - about 20 minutes.
  6. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

While the oats are cooking, chop 1 banana in each serving bowl. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to each serving bowl. Top with 1 serving of cooked oat groats, mix and serve.

Steel-Cut Oats - Irish Oatmeal Free Recipes

What are steel-cut oats?

Steel-cut oats, also known as Irish Oats or Pinhead Oats, are the hulled oat groats that have been cut to smaller pieces by a steel knife. The cooking time is less than that for whole oat groats - 20 to 30 minutes for steel-cut oats versus the 45 to 50 minutes for oat groats that are not soaked. The cooked oats have a chewy texture with a nutty flavor.

COOKING METHOD FOR 1 SERVING

    1/4 cup steel-cut oats
    1 cup water
    1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
    Dash vanilla (optional)
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and steel-cut oats to boiling water. (Note: For a creamier texture, combine water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oats in pan, and bring to boil all together.)
  3. Stir to combine, cover and simmer until the oats reached the desired tenderness - about 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

While the oats are cooking, chop 1 banana in the serving bowl. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to the serving bowl. Top with 1 serving of cooked steel-cut oats, mix and serve.

COOKING METHOD FOR 4 SERVINGS

    1 cup steel-cut oats
    3 cups water
    1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
    Dash vanilla (optional)
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and steel-cut oats to boiling water. (Note: For a creamier texture, combine water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oats in pan, and bring to boil all together.)
  3. Stir to combine, cover and simmer until the oats reached the desired tenderness - about 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

While the oats are cooking, chop 1 banana in each serving bowl. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to each serving bowl. Top with 1 serving of cooked steel-cut oats, mix and serve.

Stone-Ground Scottish Oats Free Recipes

What are Stone-Ground Scottish Oats?

Stone-Ground Scottish Oats are produced by slowly grinding the oat groats between two large mill stones. It is finer or smaller than steel-cut oats, and requires about 10 minutes cooking time versus the 20 to 30 minutes for the steel-cut oats.

FREE RECIPE FOR 1 SERVING

    1/4 cup stone-ground oats
    1 cup water
    1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
    Dash vanilla (optional)
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and stone-ground oats to boiling water. (Note: For a creamier texture, combine water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oats in pan, and bring to boil all together.)
  3. Stir to combine, cover and simmer until the oats reached the desired tenderness - about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

While the oats are cooking, chop 1 banana in the serving bowl. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to the serving bowl. Top with 1 serving of cooked stone-ground oats, mix and serve.

COOKING METHOD FOR 4 SERVINGS

    1 cup stone-ground oats
    3 cups water
    1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
    Dash vanilla (optional)
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and stone-ground oats to boiling water. (Note: For a creamier texture, combine water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oats in pan,and bring to boil all together.)
  3. Stir to combine, cover and simmer until the oats reached the desired tenderness - about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

While the oats are cooking, chop 1 banana in each serving bowl. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to each serving bowl. Top with 1 serving of cooked stone-ground oats, mix and serve.

Old Fashion Oats Free Recipes

What are Old Fashion Oats?

Old Fashion Oats are oat groats that have been steamed, and then flattened with rollers. The cooking time for Old Fashion oats is about 5 minutes.

COOKING METHOD FOR 1 SERVING

    1/2 cup Old Fashion oats
    1 cup water
    1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
    Dash vanilla (optional)
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and Old Fashion oats to boiling water. (Note: For a creamier texture, combine water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oats in pan, and bring to boil all together.)
  3. Stir to combine, cover and simmer until the oats reached the desired tenderness - about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

While the oats are cooking, chop 1 banana in the serving bowl. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to the serving bowl. Top with 1 serving of cooked Old Fashion oats, mix and serve.

COOKING METHOD FOR 4 SERVINGS

    2 cups Old Fashion oats
    3-1/4 cups water
    1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
    Dash vanilla (optional)
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and Old Fashion oats to boiling water. (Note: For a creamier texture, combine water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oats in pan, and bring to boil all together.)
  3. Stir to combine, cover and simmer until the oats reached the desired tenderness - about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

While the oats are cooking, chop 1 banana in each serving bowl. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to each serving bowl. Top with 1 serving of cooked Old Fashion oats, mix and serve.

Quick Oats Free Recipes

What are Quick Oats?

Quick Oats are similar to Old Fashion Oats except that they are cut into smaller pieces. The cooking time for Quick Oats is about 1 minute.

FREE RECIPE FOR 1 SERVING

    1/2 cup Quick oats
    1 cup water
    1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
    Dash vanilla (optional)
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and Quick Oats to boiling water. (Note: For a creamier texture, combine water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oats in pan, and bring to boil all together.)
  3. Stir to combine, cover and simmer until the oats reached the desired tenderness - about 1 minute.
  4. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

While the oats are cooking, chop 1 banana in the serving bowl. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to the serving bowl. Top with 1 serving of cooked Quick Oats, mix and serve.

FREE RECIPE FOR 4 SERVINGS

    2 cups Quick Oats
    3-1/2 cups water
    1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
    Dash vanilla (optional)
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and Quick Oats to boiling water. (Note: For a creamier texture, combine water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and oats in pan, and bring to boil all together.)
  3. Stir to combine, cover and simmer until the oats reached the desired tenderness - about 1 minute.
  4. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from accumulating and sticking to the middle of the pan.

While the oats are cooking, chop 1 banana in each serving bowl. Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to each serving bowl. Top with 1 serving of cooked Quick Oats, mix and serve.

Instant Oatmeal Free Recipes

Instant Oatmeal is the thinnest and smallest of the oat particles to provide the shortest preparation time. You simply add boiling water to the oats and serve. Instant Oatmeal typically comes in a variety of flavors.

FREE RECIPE FOR 1 SERVING

    1 packet of Instant Oats
    1/2 cup of boiling water
  1. Empty packet into a serving bowl.
  2. Add boiling water and stir.

Benefits of Bananas and Walnuts in the Free Recipes

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, manganese and copper. Walnuts also has one of the highest antioxidant contents of all tree nuts.

Other Resources

NutsOnLine Oat Groats

Purcell Mountain Farms Oat Groats

Purcell Mountain Farms Steel-Cut Oats

NutsOnLine Steel-Cut Oats

NutsOnLine Scottish Oats

Purcell Mountain Farms Scottish Oats

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