I have always been a fan of oatmeal for breakfast. Growing up, we usually had the pre-portioned flavored packets of oatmeal as a breakfast option. That was really the only way we ate oatmeal.
After leaving my parents house and venturing out on my own, oatmeal was not a regular staple in my pantry until just a few months ago. After discovering the healthy living blog community and overnight oats, my mornings have never been the same!
I fell in love with overnight oats the first time I tried them! I eat them almost every day for breakfast…the only time I don’t make them is when we run out of bananas. I am slowly working on perfecting a bowl of hot oatmeal (the non-packet type). I have only been successful one or two times in creating an edible bowl.
As many of you may be aware, there are two different kinds of Quaker Oats – Old Fashioned Oats and Quick Oats. When buying oats I have typically purchased the Quick Oats for my breakfast and the Old Fashioned Oats for baking. Well…the store was out of Quick Oats the last time I needed to restock so I ended up just purchasing the Old Fashioned Oats.
I have used the Old Fashioned Oats a few times to make some granola but I had not used them to make overnight oats or hot oats. I tried to make a bowl of hot oats this morning using the Old Fashioned Oats. Failure.
I could not get passed the chewy texture! I was very surprised at how different the Old Fashioned Oats were from the Quick Oats! Unfortunately I had to dump the bowl of hot oats because I could not stand the consistency of them. From now on, I think I’m sticking to Quick Oats for breakfast, I like the finer consistency!
What do you prefer – Old Fashioned Oats or Quick Oats??
PS. Check out my snack suggestion on the Woman’s Day website.