4 easy and quick ways to start your morning with oatmeal

Written by Daney Helgadottir.

Even though oatmeal is often judged as a bland and slightly unappetising breakfast dish, it is, in fact, easy to make. Oatmeal can be a filling, healthy and, more importantly, delicious meal.

Oatmeal is, as a standard, made from approximately 1 part oats and 2 parts water or milk, often accompanied with a pinch of salt.

This means, that the dish is based on an incredible, yet often unrecognised, superfood; rolled oats. Rolled oats are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, making them filling and healthy. For this reason, oatmeal will keep you full a lot longer than any super-processed breakfast cereals. So say goodbye to high-sugar yoghurt, low-fibre croissants and soggy toast and hello to oats!

However, to take advance of the healthy oats, you need to eat them first. And this is much easier when cooking a delicious porridge that tickles your taste buds, rather than a bland one.

Below are 4 tasty, deluxe oatmeal recipes that will keep you full. They beat pre-bought oatmeal pouches by being cheaper, healthier, more filling and tastier! 

And don’t hesitate to experiment yourself. The sky (and your taste) is the limit.

1: Almond, banana and cardamom porridge

For 2 people, mix the following in a small cooking pot: 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups milk, 1 cup water, 0.5 tsp ground cardamom. Bring to a boil, and simmer until the oatmeal has thickened. Add a dash of honey, roughly chopped almonds and sliced banana on top to serve.

2: Strawberry, coconut and vanilla porridge

For 2 people, mix the following in a small cooking pot: 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups milk, 1 cup water, 0.5 tsp vanilla essence. Bring to a boil, and simmer until the oatmeal has thickened. Add a dash of honey, sliced strawberries and coconut flakes on top to serve.

3: Fresh fig, pistachio and lemon porridge

For 2 people, mix the following in a small cooking pot: 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups milk, 1 cup water, 1.5 tsp finely grated lemon peel. Bring to a boil, and simmer until the oatmeal has thickened. Add a dash of honey, sliced figs and roughly chopped pistachios on top to serve.

4: Apple, hazelnut and cinnamon

For 2 people, mix the following in a small cooking pot: 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups milk, 1 cup water, 1 apple (peeled and chopped), 1 tsp ground cinnamon. Bring to a boil, and simmer until the oatmeal has thickened. Add a dash of honey and roughly chopped hazelnuts on top to serve.