This may sound a bit (what's another word for anal?)...much. But oatmeal is a friend of mine. So in an effort to find the best oatmeal, Luke and I did our own little search for: THE BEST OATMEAL IN THE WORLD! dun, dun, duuuuuuuunnn!
I know you are now sitting on the edge of your seat! What are the results!? Which one could it be?!
We started with our old standby, quick quaker oats. All of our tests were made with milk, by the way, because we don't like our oatmeal watery. We prefer creamy. They produced the expected kind of mushy if undercooked, kind of rubbery if over cooked texture.
Next we tried steel cut oats. They are all the rage now. You didn't know? Well, now you do. They are all the rage. They took 30 minutes to cook and even then, they could have gone longer. They were nuttier in texture, so that was nice, but it was almost too much like eating grapenuts. Too much time, too much crunch.
Last we tried a brand called Better Oats: Raw. They were microwavable, which was nice. They have 5 whole grains and flaxseeds. So there is a bit of texture. Its chewier than the quick stuff and not as time consuming as the steel cut.
Done. We found them.
I figured since the title of my blog is about me loving cereal, which I do, I should keep you up to date on the latest. Its only right.
Next time: the return of Frankenberry!