Oatmeal for Ramadan Fasting
During suhoor, it is highly recommended to consume nutritious food and a lot of fiber to meet the body’s need for nutrients while fasting. Oatmeal can be one of your suhoor menu choices that meets those requirements. Oat or wheat porridge is very easy to be prepared within a short time period. It is also has more than 50 nutrients needed by our body such as carbohydrates, fiber, fat, protein, folate, phosphorus and many more. Oatmeal fiber can inhibit or reduce the absorption of bad cholesterol, as known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), in the intestines.
There are three types of oats: steal-cutout oats, rolled oats and instant oats. Steal-cutout oats are oatmeal made by cutting. Rolled oats are made by steaming and then flattening to form. Instant oats are those that have gone through the previous process, but can be quickly brewed or heated for eating.
Try these oatmeal recipes for a special suhoor, then feel the benefits throughout the day.
Oatmeal with Dates
- 6 dates, sliced small
- 5 tbs oatmeal
- 5 blueberries
- 50 g raisins
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 portion of ginger
- 1 pandan leaf
- 750 ml liquid milk
- 1 tbs sugar
- Mix the milk and sugar, boil over low heat, stirring slowly at the same time.
- Put in ginger, cinnamon and pandan leaves.
- Pour in oatmeal
- Stir until boiled and oatmeal is cooked.
- Pour into bowl.
- Add blueberries and raisins.
- Sprinkle dates on top while oatmeal still hot.