Oatmeal Porridge

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winter 2007 JamaicanEats

Oat is a good source of soluble fibre and is therefore highly recommended for people with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, says Madelaine Terrier, a nutritionist at the Heart Foundation in Kingston.
Plus, oat is a good source of B vitamins and is low on the glycemic index. This means it is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream, allowing the blood sugar level to remain stable. For diabetics this is a critical factor.
Terrier, who admits that she’s big on oatmeal porridge, adds that “it can hold you.”

  • 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Teaspoon vanilla
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon


  1. Bring water, evaporated and condensed milk to boil and add oatmeal.
  2. Reduce the heat and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar. Sprinkle grated nutmeg on top.

-By JamaicanEats magazine

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