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Make-ahead oatmeal -- help with texture?


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Make-ahead oatmeal -- help with texture?

eamcd | Sep 10, 2010 05:11 PM

I've gone through this post:


Since my son has finally discovered he likes oatmeal, I'd like to make a batch from real rolled oats ahead and reheat in the microwave in the morning before school. But last time I did this the reheated oatmeal had a funny texture, for lack of better description, it was mealy-mushy, very different from the creamy fresh batch.

I cooked it as usual --on the stove with water, a pinch of salt, some milk, and raisins near the end. Until now, I was the only one who ate it, so I didn't make it often before.

Should I portion out some before it's done and save those portions slightly undercooked?

I want to keep the benefits of the real oats for nutrition and low cost -- the near-teen goes through 4 packets of the instant!

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