What kind of oatmeal is the healthiest?

Here are some tips for making the healthiest oatmeal:

  • Use steel-cut or rolled oats.
  • Avoid instant oats, as they are often highly processed and contain added sugar and salt.
  • Cook your oatmeal in water or milk.
  • Avoid adding sugar or artificial sweeteners to your oatmeal.
  • Top your oatmeal with healthy ingredients, such as fresh fruit, nuts, or seeds.

Here is a simple recipe for healthy steel-cut oatmeal:


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups water or milk
  • Salt to taste


  1. Combine the oats, water, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the oats are tender.
  4. Serve hot with your favorite toppings.

You can also add other healthy ingredients to your oatmeal, such as berries, nuts, seeds, yogurt, or protein powder.