Oatmeal, who doesn’t know it? Our grandparents used to eat oatmeal porridge. It is a cheap and healthy product. In this article I briefly describe what it is, why it is healthy and what you can make with it.

What is oatmeal exactly?

Oatmeal comes from the oats cereal, is naturally gluten-free and is made by washing, peeling and heating the entire oat grains. Often they are then cut into pieces, this creates a smaller flake and it immediately shortens the cooking time.
Oatmeal is available in long-cooking, fast-cooking and instant varieties.

Why is it healthy?

It contains many vitamins and minerals, namely vitamins B1, B2, B6, B11 and the minerals sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, copper and zinc.
During digestion, the oatmeal binds with bile salts, so that they can no longer be absorbed, but leave the body through the faeces. Bile salts in the body are made from cholesterol and therefore eating oatmeal is a natural way to lower cholesterol levels.
The carbohydrates in oatmeal are absorbed slowly, so that there is no peak in the blood sugar level and this energy is slowly released to the blood.

How can you use oatmeal?

You can eat oatmeal for breakfast, but you can also use it in smoothies and cookies. If you make oatmeal porridge, you’ll be ready quickly, because it only needs to cook for a minute. Oat cookies are very popular. You probably know them: oatmeal cookies. The cookies are also very easy to make yourself.
The recipe for oatmeal cookies will soon be available at HealthyRecepts.nl

porridge In addition to cookies, you can of course also make porridge from oatmeal. Ready in no time. You also need little for it.


Put a dash of milk in a saucepan, wait until it boils and add six tablespoons of oatmeal. After a minute your breakfast will be ready! You can use different types of milk, each has its own taste. I use rice milk and add a little honey to the porridge.
For variation, I add cinnamon, raisins and apple to the porridge

I am curious what your experiences are with oatmeal. You can leave your comments below.