I used to hate oatmeal. I really despised it, I wanted to eat it because it's a great source of carbs, fibre, and protein. I knew I wouldn't be able to get bigger if I didn't incorporate it in my diet. I started eating it and it was mushy; I didn't like the consistency of the stuff. I was choking down huge bowls full, and sometimes I felt like I was on the verge of vomiting. Desperate, I tried adding apples, peanut butter, etc. but none of it helped the gruel taste and the very full feeling that came with ingesting large amounts of oatmeal. That all went away when I discovered a new way of making the cereal, more like cereal. This way of cooking, for me, is fast and convenient. I love oats now. And I don't feel bogged down from eating them like I used to.
Here are the steps I took:
Toast one cup of quick oats to 2 heaping teaspoons brown sugar in a saucepan or pot on medium high heat. 1 minute
Stir with a wooden spoon to incorporate the brown sugar, you will know when your oats are toasted when you can really smell them. The brown sugar will have started to stick to the bottom of the saucepan. Don't worry about the oats burning, but do continue stirring. Don't walk away. 3 minutes
Pour your oats into a bowl. 1 minute
Now pour some water just enough to cover the bottom of the saucepan. Scrape the pot to incorporate the water with the brown sugar that was left over. 2 minutes
Add a dollop of peanut butter and incorporate that in with the spoon til it's a little bit creamy. Bring it up to boil. At this point you may need a touch more water. 2 minutes
Pour your boiling slurry, over your toasted oats. 1 minnute