It’s almost time for the first frost of the year here in southwestern Vermont, which means that many of us start thinking about choosing hot and steamy oatmeal for breakfast instead of cold cereal.
Which type of oatmeal to choose is the question. Here are my recommendations:
- Use a plain, unflavored oatmeal and stir in your own add-ons: peanut butter, dried fruit, chopped fresh fruit, sliced nuts, and of course a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
- All types of oatmeal contain soluble fiber that helps lower our cholesterol levels. Changing the texture of the oatmeal (steel-cut, rolled, old-fashioned, quick-cooking, instant) doesn’t change the soluble fiber content.
- Make your oatmeal with fat-free milk instead of water for both a nutrition boost (calcium, vitamin D) as well as a creamier texture and smooth flavor.
What are your favorite types of oatmeal? Do you have any absolutely delicious ways to prepare oatmeal that you can share? Let us know!