Old fashioned oatmeal is a healthy and delicious breakfast that can be made in less time than steel cut oats.
The most basic way to make old fashioned oatmeal is on the stove top, but you can also use the microwave or an oven. It takes about 5 minutes to cook the oats on the stove, and they cook a little faster than steel cut oats.
To get started, measure out 1 cup of old fashioned oats into a medium pot and add 2 cups of liquid - either water or milk - to the pot. Bring the liquid to a boil, then pour in the oats and simmer for five minutes.
You can serve your oatmeal plain or with a few extra ingredients like chopped fruits, nuts and seeds. Adding these will help to add some texture and added nutrition to your breakfast.
If you're looking for a more savory version of old fashioned oatmeal, try adding shredded cheese, cooked bacon or diced vegetables. You can also add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom to give your oatmeal a variety of flavors. For a sweeter oatmeal, try adding a bit of sugar or honey.