Perfect Your Oat and Milk Recipes, 3 Simple Ways To Cook It

Undoubtedly oats make for a delectable and convenient breakfast or snack option. Prepare a delectable bowl of oats by utilising your preferred variety of milk, including nut or soy milk for a plant-based twist. Incorporating milk into your oats yields a luscious texture and provides a substantial source of calcium and protein to your culinary repertoire. For optimal results, experiment with various cooking methods such as stovetop, microwave, or even overnight refrigeration to achieve the desired texture and flavour profile for your oats. One can explore diverse toppings to diversify the dish. Indulge in a delectable assortment of berries, creamy Greek yoghurt, luscious honey, succulent peaches, or even canned fruit. The possibilities for your palate are truly infinite! 


Bring 1 cup (250 mL) of milk to a gentle boil over medium heat on the stove. Begin by measuring out precisely 1 cup (250 mL) of your preferred variety of milk and transferring it into a small saucepan. Place the saucepan on the hob over high heat and allow it to come to a boil. 

For those with lactose intolerance, almond, coconut, soy, and oat milk are all suitable options for this particular recipe. For a luscious and velvety texture in your oats, opt for whole milk. 

To ensure proper portioning, it is recommended to multiply the ingredients by the number of individuals being served. When catering to a group of 5 individuals, it is recommended to incorporate 5 portions of each ingredient into the recipe. 

Combine the milk and half a cup of rolled oats (45 grams). Carefully measure the oats and add them to the pot of steaming milk. Stir the oats and milk together with a wooden spoon until smooth. The term "old-fashioned oats" is sometimes used to describe rolled oats. If salt is desired, add a small amount now. To avoid sticking, reduce the heat to medium. Stir the oats every minute to cook evenly. Quick, rolled, and steel-cut oats take 1, 5, and 20 minutes to cook, respectively. Check the oats' doneness with a spoon. Leave them for one additional minute if they're still stiff. Oats need 3 minutes to cool. Put the oats saucepan on a wooden chopping board or heat-proof mat. This causes the oats to soften and become more appetising. 


Combine half a cup (45 grams) of rolled oats with 1 cup (250 mL) of milk. The rolled oats and milk should be placed in a microwave-safe bowl that can hold at least 2 cups (500 mL) of liquid. Combine the milk and rolled oats by stirring them together with a spoon. Use the milk of your choice. While low-fat milk will give the oats a milder flavour, full-fat milk will give them a creamier texture and aroma. Soy milk and nut milk can be used as alternatives. Cook the oats in the microwave for 1-5 minutes on high. To prepare the oats, place the bowl in the microwave and turn the microwave on to its highest setting for cooking. Quick oats need only 1 ½ minutes of cooking time, while rolled oats need 2 ½ minutes to 3 minutes. It takes only 5 minutes to cook steel-cut oats. Mix the oats after they've been cooked. Take the oats out of the microwave and stir them with a spoon to combine the liquid with the oats. Allow the oats to cool to the temperature you choose. 

Overnight Oats 

Pour the milk and oats into a sealed container. Mix together the old-fashioned oats and milk to make a half-cup serving (125 mL). It works nicely with plastic bowls and mason jars. Choose full-fat milk if you want a richer flavour, or low-fat milk if you prefer a thinner consistency.  

Stir the milk and grains together. Mix the ingredients together until the oats are evenly distributed in the milk. Be sure to give the oats at the bottom of the bag a good stir. Putting the lid on the container tightly and shaking it should help you combine the oats. Put the jar in the fridge and let it sit there for the night. Cover the jar of oats and place it in the fridge. Don't bother touching the oats for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight. Cold oats in the morning are a delicious treat. Add your preferred toppings to the oats and serve. 


Banana chunks are a healthy and delicious way to sweeten your oats. 

Cut pears and plums complement maple syrup nicely. 

Together, honey and fruit are a match made in heaven.