The pros of milk in oatmeal is the taste and the calcium. That is why i like to have the porridge sometimes with water.
Notice we said water cooking oatmeal in milk tends to make a stickier thicker oatmeal.
Oats milk vs water. Though oats are also naturally. At home i prefer to use milk instead of water to make my oatmeal. Oatmeal made with water is fine.
Milk makes creamier but more caloric oatmeal. It s a popular alternative to cow s milk à la almond or soy milk that s made from oats water and sometimes a few additional ingredients. The most common reason being is that it s cheaper and also in hotels and restaurants you have no need to be concerned about the dairy products many people cannot eat for a variety of reasons.
I was raised on oatmeal almost every day when i went to school and i have been very healthy all my. It may seem like the first solution is to switch your water out for milk. Milk cream half and half sweetened condensed milk coconut milk soy milk or orange juice.
The pros of water is the less caloric choice. Most of the recipes i ve seen including good eats recommend simmering the oats in 4 cups of liquid for 1 cup of oats. The recipes i have found use lots of other liquids.
Its creamy texture has made it a favorite of latte making baristas while its nutritional profile has earned points with consumers and secured its spot in grocery stores nondairy lineups. If i have four times as much liquid as oats it is going to taste of that liquid more than the oats. The cons are the extra calories basically.
Making it with water instead of milk efired shutterstock you ve probably heard that oatmeal is a super satisfying breakfast that ll sit like a brick in a good way in your stomach until lunch. Milk is a great addition to oatmeal but only after the cooking process has wrapped up. Alton brown recommends 3 cups of water for 25 mins and then 1 2 cup of milk 1 2 cup of buttermilk for 10 mins.
Since it s made from just oats and water it s vegan and free of nuts soy and lactose. Most commercial establishments use water to prepare their oatmeal. However i would like to do away with water entirely just curious.
The key to getting a creamy not gluey bowl of oatmeal is using enough water. The cons are the taste and the less thick variety. Oat milk is a sensible option for those with dietary restrictions.
Cooking oatmeal in milk will create that thick goopy texture that s just a little too similar to rubber cement.