While the terms oatmeal and porridge can be used interchangeably to describe a warm dish made by crushing or chopping oats and combining them with milk or water, the term oatmeal refers to dishes made entirely from oats.... More »

Oats are the whole grains or kernels that are the seed of the oat plant, while oatmeal commonly refers to the cereal or porridge made by cooking processed oats in a hot liquid. Coarsely ground oat kernels are also called... More »

To make oatmeal in a microwave using quick-cooking oats, put 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats, 1 cup water and a dash of salt into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on the highest power for 1 1/2 to two minutes, then sti... More »

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To make a whole grain breakfast porridge, combine 1/2 cup red or wild rice, 1/2 cup of steel-cut oats, 1/4 cup of pearl barley and 1/2 cup of farina or wheat cereal into a rice cooker. Add 1 cinnamon stick, 1 two-inch or... More »

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To make a yam marshmallow casserole, boil yams for 5 to 10 minutes, drain the water, and mash the potatoes with milk, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper before spreading into a casserole dish. Top with marshmallows, and bak... More »

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To make an easy cherry crisp, mix flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, melted margarine, cinnamon and nutmeg, and pour the mixture into a dish on top of 1 can of cherry pie filling. Bake cherry crisp at 350 degrees Fahrenhei... More »

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An example of a simple oatmeal breakfast recipe involves blending rolled oats with chopped banana, yogurt, milk, honey and cinnamon to make a breakfast smoothie. Simple oatmeal breakfast recipes are available on MarthaSt... More »

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