A form of flour made from oats. The common oat was first cultivated in Europe and is now grown in the U.S. in cool temperate regions.

Oatmeal is the only whole grain food recognized by the FDA to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Oats contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and unique antioxidants. Oatmeal can aid in maintaining a healthy weight as part of a diet rich in fiber.

OatmealAll mass-market American oatmeal cereals are made from rolled oats. Rolled oats are cleaned, graded and pearled - a process that removes the husk from the oat grain, steam-softens it, and then rolls it flat between heavy metal rollers spinning at super speed. This process causes the oats to lose some protein, bran and B vitamins. In turn, they have a longer shelf-life than natural oatmeal because enzymes in the grain are destroyed by the heat of steaming and rolling. This is why unprocessed oatmeal is sold in air-tight, vacuum-packed tins and rolled oat products are sold in cardboard and paper packaging.

OatmealUnprocessed oatmeal is sold as Irish or Scottish oatmeal. The grain is still in its original form. When cooked, the oats soften, but they retain a firmer texture than that associated with quicker-cooking rolled oats. Unprocessed oatmeal retains more cholesterol-fighting oat bran than rolled oats.

In Scotland, oatmeal is often served in two bowls - one containing the hot cereal, the other holding the milk. Diners then dip each spoonful of porridge in the cold milk, thus keeping the temperature differential at its peak.

January has been declared National Oatmeal Month by The Quaker Oats Company. Traditionally, more oatmeal is consumed in January than any other month of the year.

January Is National Oatmeal Month

Want to bake with oats? Quick or old fashioned oats can be substituted for up to one-third of the flour called for in recipes for muffins, biscuits, pancakes, coffee cakes and cookies.

OatmealDreaming that you are eating oatmeal means that you are well-grounded. Dreaming that you are cooking or serving oatmeal means that you have control over the fate of someone close to you.

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Interesting Oatmeal Facts

A 2005 study at Brigham Young University found that quick-cooking rolled oats that had been stored 28 years in sealed containers were rated "acceptable in an emergency" in taste and quality by three-fourths of the respondents in a taste test.

What's the difference between Old Fashioned and Quick Oats? According to Quaker Consumer Relations, "The only difference between Old-Fashioned Oats and Quick is that the Quick Oats are cut into smaller pieces to shorten the cooking time."

The ancient Greeks were the first people known to have made an oatmeal-like porridge from oats.

An 18-ounce package of Old Fashioned Quaker Oats contains about 26,000 rolled oats.

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Recipes with "Oatmeal" in the title:
  1. Alfredo Oatmeal
  2. Almond Joy Oatmeal
  3. Amish Baked Oatmeal
  4. Amish Oatmeal Cereal
  5. Apple Butter Oatmeal
  6. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
  7. Apple Oatmeal Scones
  8. Apple Pie Oatmeal
  9. Apple Snapple Oatmeal
  10. Apple Walnut Oatmeal
  11. Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
  12. Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes
  13. Apricot Honey Oatmeal
  14. As American As Apple Pie Oatmeal
  15. Bacon and Egg Oatmeal
  16. Bacon Cheddar Steel-Cut Oatmeal
  17. Baked Apple Oatmeal
  18. Baked Banana Raisin Oatmeal
  19. Baked Cranberry Oatmeal
  20. Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
  21. Banana Cream Oatmeal
  22. Banana Date Oatmeal
  23. Banana Nut Oatmeal
  24. Banana Oatmeal (With Wheat Germ)
  25. Banana Oatmeal Bake
  26. Banana Oatmeal Bread
  27. Banana Oatmeal Buttermilk Waffles
  28. Banana Oatmeal Muffins
  29. Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
  30. Banana Orange Date Oatmeal
  31. Banana Orange Oatmeal
  32. Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
  33. Banana Wheat Germ Oatmeal
  34. Basic Oatmeal Pie
  35. Best Amish Baked Oatmeal
  36. Best Ever Maple-Cinnamon Oatmeal
  37. Billbo's Cheddar Oatmeal
  38. Blueberry Almond Oatmeal
  39. Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cake
  40. Blueberry-Oatmeal Oven Pancake
  41. Brian's Banana Oatmeal
  42. Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes
  43. Butterscotch Oatmeal
  44. Chai Rasin Oatmeal
  45. Cherry Cocoa Oatmeal
  46. Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal
  47. Chili Onion Oatmeal
  48. Chocolate Banana Oatmeal
  49. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal
  50. Chocolate Cookie Oatmeal
  51. Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Oatmeal
  52. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
  53. Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal (Slow Cooker)
  54. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oatmeal
  55. Cinnamon Apple Raisin Oatmeal
  56. Cinnamon Chocolate Low-Fat Oatmeal
  57. Cinnamon Currant Oatmeal (Microwave)
  58. Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancake Mix
  59. Cinnamon Raisin Grape-Nuts Oatmeal
  60. Cinnamon Sugar Oatmeal
  61. Cinna-Raisin Oatmeal
  62. Coconut Banana Oatmeal
  63. Coconut Oatmeal Pie
  64. Cold Breakfast Oatmeal
  65. Cranberry Almond Crunch Surprise Oatmeal
  66. Cranberry Oatmeal
  67. Crazy for Craisins (Oatmeal)
  68. Creamy Cinnamon Oatmeal
  69. Creamy Maple Oatmeal
  70. Creamy Microwave Oatmeal
  71. Creamy Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal
  72. Crockpot Carrot Cake Oatmeal
  73. Crumble Topping (For Oatmeal)
  74. Curach (Irish Honey Cream Oatmeal)
  75. Dale's Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
  76. Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal
  77. Easy Banana Date Oatmeal
  78. Easy Oatmeal Date Scones
  79. Flaxseed Oatmeal Pancakes
  80. Fried Oatmeal Patties
  81. Fruit Juice Oatmeal
  82. Goldilocks Oatmeal
  83. Granny Smith Oatmeal Waffles
  84. Homemade Instant Oatmeal
  85. Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix
  86. Honey-Nut Oatmeal
  87. Hot Chocolate Oatmeal
  88. Irish Oatmeal Risotto
  89. Irish Oatmeal With Seasonal Berries
  90. Key Lime Pie Oatmeal
  91. Low-Carb Mock Oatmeal
  92. Low-Fat Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cake
  93. Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  94. Maple Apple Oatmeal
  95. Maple Apple Raisin Oatmeal
  96. Maple Cranberry Oatmeal
  97. Maple Oatmeal Muffins
  98. Maple Raisin Steel Cut Oatmeal
  99. Maple Walnut Oatmeal
  100. Michigan Baked Oatmeal
  101. Microwave Apple Oatmeal
  102. Microwave Oatmeal Granola Bars
  103. Microwave Peach Oatmeal
  104. Microwave Peanut Butter Oatmeal
  105. Morning Spicy Wakeup (Oatmeal)
  106. No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
  107. Oatmeal Bacon Pancakes
  108. Oatmeal Banana Bread
  109. Oatmeal Breakfast Cake
  110. Oatmeal Brulee
  111. Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes
  112. Oatmeal Coffeecake
  113. Oatmeal Cookie Oatmeal
  114. Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes
  115. Oatmeal Doggie Biscuits
  116. Oatmeal Egg White Pancake
  117. Oatmeal Fruit Salad
  118. Oatmeal Pancakes
  119. Oatmeal Pancakes With Cranberry-Maple Syrup
  120. Oatmeal Pecan Waffles
  121. Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
  122. Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes
  123. Oatmeal Raisin Poppy Seed Muffins
  124. Oatmeal Sausage Cups
  125. Oatmeal Smoothie
  126. Oatmeal Waffles
  127. Oatmeal With Chocolate And Coffee
  128. Oatmeal With Dates
  129. Oatmeal With Yogurt & Pecans
  130. Orange Apricot Oatmeal
  131. Orange Cranberry Oatmeal
  132. Overnight Oatmeal
  133. Overnight Raisin Oatmeal Pancakes
  134. Pancake Oatmeal
  135. Peach Cobbler Oatmeal
  136. Peach Oatmeal Muffins
  137. Peaches And Cream Oatmeal
  138. Peanut Butter Oatmeal
  139. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes (Gluten-Free)
  140. Peanut Butter Yogurt Oatmeal
  141. Pecan Oatmeal Pancakes
  142. Perfect Steel-Cut Oatmeal
  143. Pineapple Coconut Oatmeal
  144. Pineapple Microwave Oatmeal
  145. Pineapple Oatmeal
  146. Power Oatmeal Pancakes
  147. Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal
  148. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
  149. Quick Oatmeal Cookie Oatmeal
  150. Quick Oatmeal Multigrain Protein Pancakes
  151. Raisin & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Mix
  152. Raspberry Oatmeal
  153. Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes
  154. Red, White & Blue Oatmeal Parfaits
  155. Roasted Oatmeal & Date Bread
  156. Roasted Banana Oatmeal
  157. Scotch Oatmeal Waffles
  158. Sesame Oatmeal
  159. Steel Cut Apple Oatmeal (Crockpot)
  160. Strawberry Banana Blast Oatmeal
  161. Strawberry Oatmeal
  162. Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins
  163. Strawberry-Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
  164. Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal
  165. Super Fiber Oatmeal
  166. Super Oatmeal Smoothie
  167. Sweet Pear Oatmeal
  168. Sweet Potato Oatmeal Muffins
  169. Sweet Scottish Oatmeal
  170. The College Student's Oatmeal
  171. Tropical Sunrise Oatmeal
  172. Vegetable Oatmeal

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  3. Apples And Oats Porridge
  4. Bacon and Egg Oatmeal
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  16. Cranberry Oatmeal
  17. Creamy Oats
  18. Creamy Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal
  19. Curach (Irish Honey Cream Oatmeal)
  20. Fried Oatmeal Patties
  21. Grandma's Granola
  22. Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix
  23. Irish Oatmeal Risotto
  24. Morning Spicy Wakeup (Oatmeal)
  25. Multi-Mix Cold Cereal w/ Rice Milk
  26. Oatmeal Bacon Pancakes
  27. Oatmeal Brulee
  28. Oatmeal Doggie Biscuits
  29. Oatmeal Egg White Pancake
  30. Oatmeal With Chocolate And Coffee
  31. Oatmeal With Yogurt & Pecans
  32. Peanut Butter Oatmeal
  33. Pecan Oatmeal Pancakes
  34. Planning For A Long Day Cereal
  35. Power Oatmeal Pancakes
  36. Praitie Oaten (Irish Potato Cakes)
  37. Quick Oatmeal Cookie Oatmeal
  38. Raisin & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Mix
  39. Raisin Bran Bread (Low-Fat)
  40. Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes
  41. Roasted Oatmeal & Date Bread
  42. Roasted Banana Oatmeal
  43. Scotch Oatmeal Waffles
  44. Shredded Carrot Breakfast Salad
  45. Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins
  46. Sweet Scottish Oatmeal
  47. The College Student's Oatmeal
  48. Welsh Laverbread (aka Seaweed)
  49. White Pudding (Ireland)

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