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The Quick Oatmeal Upgrade I Use Every Single MorningRecipes
I've been eating oatmeal most mornings for more than 10 years — but until recently, I'd always made it the same way.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Blueberry Walnut Overnight OatsRecipes
A simple, satisfying way to start you day.
Apr 30, 2019
This Is the Fancy Oatmeal You Deserve in 2017Recipes
Looking for a fresh start to 2017? Breakfast is a great place to do that. If you’ve been eating the same ol’ oatmeal year after year, this slightly fancier version is sure to be your new favorite. First, let’s note how incredibly beautiful this colorful bowl of oatmeal is — a nice contrast to a dish that’s typically so beige and blah. But this update on your standard oatmeal isn’t just about looks!
Jan 2, 2017
Oatmeal, Spiced for Grown-upsRecipes
If the last time your bowl of oatmeal evolved was when you switched from apple-cinnamon to maple and brown sugar-flavored instant oatmeal at, say, 10 years old, consider this your invitation for a spicier bowl. Here are four ways to bring some sophistication to your bowl of oatmeal with easy upgrades that take you beyond cinnamon-apple and maple syrup to the land of five-spice, coconut ginger, and beyond.
Oct 30, 2016
Recipe: Masala Chai-Spiced OatmealRecipes
Infusing masala chai into oatmeal not only makes for a breakfast that's equally as comforting as a steaming mug, but it also gives your bowl a little kick of caffeine.
Oct 24, 2016
Your Oatmeal Requires a Tea BagSkills
Mornings are about efficiency. How can you quickly get out the door while still managing a healthy breakfast and a caffeine kick? Here’s your answer: Cook your oatmeal in tea. You’re not only getting a buzz from your breakfast bowl, but it’s also creamy, spicy, and delicious! The concept is simple. While you usually cook your oats in a simmering pot of water, cook them in a simmering pot of tea instead.
Oct 24, 2016
Recipe: Coconut and Ginger OatmealRecipes
Want to know what goes together like chocolate and peanut butter or apple and cinnamon? The earthy-sweet combo of coconut and ginger. Here the two join forces to create the creamiest bowl of richly spiced oatmeal sure to warm up your morning routine. Thanks to the combination of coconut and ginger, this oatmeal manages to feel fresh in its flavor and comforting at the same time.
Oct 17, 2016
Are Golden Milk Overnight Oats the Trendiest Breakfast of All Time?Recipes
Golden milk is so hot right now. So far I’ve seen it in everything from cocoa to ice cream, and now it’s making its way into your breakfast with these overnight oats. This is a food trend mash-up of epic proportions. Overnight oats are simply oats that sit overnight in liquid of some form — in this case, it’s golden milk.
May 31, 2016
Easy Breakfast Idea for Busy Mornings: Chocolate-Pear Overnight OatsRecipes
Do you eat breakfast every morning? Sometimes it’s easier to just skip the first meal of the day — especially when you’ve got a million things on your plate and you’re frantically running out the door. But with overnight oats, you really have no excuse — just prep the ingredients the night before, and this magical breakfast will be ready for you when you wake up.
Jan 18, 2016
10 Sweet & Savory Ways to Top Your Morning OatmealSkills
I love porridge for its earthy flavor and creamy bite, but I also see it as a blank canvas in which to spin tales of delicious and diverse toppings. The opportunities for creativity and invention are endless — from sweet to savory, and everything in between. Once you start to move beyond traditional brown sugar and raisins, you’ll find merriment in blobs, dashes, and slivers of anything and everything lingering in the larder.
Oct 16, 2015
Why You Should Cook Your Oatmeal Like Laura Ingalls WilderSkills
We are all busy people in our own ways. Some of us have busy jobs, some manage busy families, others go to school or volunteer — for most of us, there’s no shortage of things to fill the day. So it’s a bit daring then to write about an oatmeal method that takes two hours — even for me, someone who writes about whole grains and experiments with different recipes as part of my job. At first this one seemed like a stretch — that is, until I finally tried it.
Oct 14, 2015
Recipe: Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and CheddarRecipes
I’ve become an oatmeal connoisseur. I’m that woman who orders oatmeal when eating out at relatively nice restaurants or on vacation to see just how they do it. When on a train trip a few months ago, I even became quite enamored with Amtrak oatmeal and would look forward to it each morning (it was a long train trip). Like you, I’m sure, I’ve had really great oatmeal and my share of pretty awful bowls, and I’ve learned a lot in between those experiences.
Oct 5, 2015
This Is Not Bacon. In Fact, It’s Not Even Pork.Recipes
Before your breakfast routine switches over to cold overnight oats or smoothies with lots of seasonal fruit, let’s revisit savory oatmeal. But not just any savory oatmeal. No, that’s not bacon. This cheesy oatmeal is topped with a poached egg and chicken skin “bacon.” Let that sink in for a minute. Bacon made from chicken skin. The most incredible part of this recipe is the chicken skin “bacon,” of course.
Mar 18, 2015
These Steel Cut Oats Obviously Belong in Your Cast Iron SkilletRecipes
There are so many ways to make oatmeal: the slow cooker, in a pot on low heat, baked in a deep baking dish, and in the microwave. I’ve tried many a way, but have yet to make steel cut oats in my cast iron skillet. Dolloped with maple soaked apples and a little butter (if you so choose) this is the fall breakfast of champions. You start your oats on the stovetop and them move them to the oven to finish. The oatmeal gets delightfully toasted and has a nice nutty, chewy finish.
Oct 8, 2014
Hate Mushy Oatmeal? Try This Easy Tip for Perfect Texture Every TimeSkills
Making morning oatmeal often feels like a tradeoff between texture and time. Rolled oats cook up in a couple minutes, but can quickly turn gluey and mushy. And while steel-cut oats are chewier and more satisfying, their 20- to 30-minute cooking time isn’t always convenient in the morning. Here’s a quick tip for making a bowl of oatmeal with a texture that’s just right, in about 10 minutes. It’s simple — just cook a mixture of half rolled oats, half steel-cut oats.
Mar 3, 2014
Got an Empty Peanut Butter Jar? Use It for Overnight OatsSkills
Between my daily breakfast of toast and almond butter and my husband’s post-workout peanut butter smoothies, we go through a lot of nut butter in my household. Normally I just give the empty jars to the dog to go to town on, but I really like this no-waste tip I spotted on Instagram from registered dietitian Lauren Blake: to enjoy every last bit of your nut butter, make overnight oats in your empty jar!
Feb 14, 2014
Recipe: Frozen Single-Serve Oatmeal with Almonds & Dried CherriesRecipes
It’s the first week of my second year of grad school and I have to admit I am not feeling ready. Mostly I’m bummed about four continuous months of only having enough time to do the bare minimum in the kitchen. Quick breakfasts, lunches that will survive several hours in a backpack and late-night dinners that don’t involve a lot of fuss — my cooking now sounds like headlines from a women’s magazine.
Aug 27, 2013
Hot Breakfast Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut OatmealRecipes
Eating a hot breakfast is a challenge in the fall as mornings get darker and colder and we snuggle into warm beds until the last possible second. But eating a hot breakfast just makes the whole day better, don’t you think? The answer is to make your evenings work for you, and to prepare a hot breakfast the night before. I have found that one of the best ways to do this is oatmeal. But oatmeal is mushy, you say! Reheated oatmeal for breakfast? No thanks. Well, hold on a minute.
Sep 13, 2012
3 Tips to Help You Make Perfect OatmealSkills
In the warmer months, yogurt and granola are my go-to breakfast. As fall approaches, I start making more and more oatmeal and each year I aim to perfect this relatively simple breakfast. With these three main tips, we’re pretty close to perfection.People like their oatmeal in very different ways. Not just the toppings, but the preparation itself. Some like it uber-creamy and soft while others prefer oats that are more chewy and toothsome.
Sep 12, 2012
Can I Prepare Oatmeal and Leave It at Room Temperature Overnight?Skills
Q: I adore overnight oatmeal but due to repairs I will be left without a fridge next week.I was wondering, do you think the oats can be left at room temperature? Will they still soak up the liquid?Sent by SerenaEditor: Serena, do you mean uncooked muesli-style oatmeal? Or overnight steel-cut oats? I do prep oatmeal with steel-cut cuts (with water, not milk) and leave it at room temperature overnight, but I wouldn’t make more than a single day’s batch at a time.
Feb 7, 2012
Simple Breakfast: No-Cook Overnight Steel-Cut OatsRecipes
Last week I was talking with a new friend (hi Sara!) and she mentioned how much she loves overnight, no-cook oatmeal. I am familiar with this (also known as muesli) but the new thing here was that she said that she especially likes making it with steel-cut oats. Really? I said. They’re so… chewy. Steel-cut oats without any cooking at all?Why yes! And they are delicious. This has got to be the simplest way to make steel-cut oats (and all of us here at The Kitchn love steel cut oats).
Sep 1, 2010
How To Make Your Own Flavored Instant OatmealRecipes
With fall on the horizon, we find ourselves craving something a little hearty that will carry us through the rest of the day with gusto. Oatmeal is an easy and inexpensive option; let us show you how to make your own instant, ready-in-two-minutes version for work, home, or even on the go!
Apr 1, 2010
Recipe: Congee, Comfort Food for Frugal TimesRecipes
I was sick with a bad cold over the weekend and although I was raised a WASP in midwestern USA, when I’m down for the count I usually cook up a big pot of congee, perhaps one of the most ubiquitous of all Asian foods.In my experience, there’s nothing simpler and more comforting than congee, which is basically rice cooked with a lot of liquid until it forms a soft and creamy porridge.
Nov 10, 2008
Creamy Make-Ahead Oatmeal
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Creamy Make-Ahead Oatmeal
Jan 10, 2018
Overnight Baked Oatmeal
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Overnight Baked Oatmeal
Nov 28, 2017
Tender Baked Oatmeal Cups
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Tender Baked Oatmeal Cups
May 11, 2017