Article Contents

  • 1 From the Scottish table our
  • 2 Subtleties cooking
  • 3 Delicious recipes
    • 3.1 on milk
    • 3.2 On the water

first mention of oats, which is the basis of Hercules are the XIII century.It was used as fodder for domestic animals, and many centuries after that used in the diet of horses.People have paid attention to this product in the century XVI.Oats began to break up and boiled to give a rich and nutritious porridge.

From our table Scottish

first judges porridge of crushed oats became the Scots.Then the dish migrated to the kitchen and the Scandinavians appeared in Russia.His was prepared with milk or water, and not used grits, oat flour and finely ground.This dish was called Dezhen.

The usual form oatmeal for us appeared only in the early twentieth century.This was facilitated by cereals steaming technology appearance, thereby improving its nutritional value, there is a natural treatment, reduced cooking time.Krupa has been used in steamed and flattened for

m or supplied polished, finely crushed.

Nutritional value of oatmeal is really high, but she would never become "a perfect delicious and healthy breakfast," if not an American company Quaker Oats.That it belongs to the idea of ​​the mass popularization of the product in the world, what she has successfully worked since 1901.Decades of work have not been wasted, porridge and taken root in the United States.In the 80 years here I have become even more useful: a steamed oat grains began to add bran.They are saturated with cereal fiber and micronutrients.

But the question is how to cook porridge herculean, did not come up anywhere in the world except the Soviet Union.After all, in other countries it is simply called oatmeal.Hercules - this is not the kind of cereals and trade mark under which cereals available in the market in the Union.Their packages sturdy toddler was depicted, he was eating porridge, apparently in order to become stronger as the mythological Hercules.

Subtleties cooking

Hercules - calorie product, but these calories are correct.As part of the cereal beta-glucan is present, the type of carbohydrates, called long.Once in our body, it is absorbed very slowly, because of which does not transform into fat, long and converted into energy.With this type of splitting us for a long time does not leave a feeling of satiety.And so it was still enjoyable, you need to learn how to cook porridge oats correctly.

  • Groats to wash do not need .As a result, she was steaming disinfected directly in the production, and then immediately packed in boxes or bags.
  • old flakes can not be used .During storage they are rancid and the unpleasant taste of the dish is transferred.
  • liquid proportions to flakes depend on the desired consistency porridge.Need a very fluid, for example, for one year old toddler, pour 3 cups of water per cup of rolled oats.Central ensure consistency proportion of 2: 1.And very thick porridge get an equal amount of ingredients.
  • On 3 servings 1 cup porridge enough cereals .In the process of cooking swells Hercules 4 times.
  • How to cook porridge oat, depends on the flakes.Large preparing for 20 minutes, small seethe and after 5 minutes.Do not make a mistake in view of readiness will enable porridge in the pot.If she stopped "foam" means ready.
  • Store oats can be refrigerator.But only in a ceramic dish and not more than one day.If you wish to apply it in the morning, remember that consistency is thicker flakes.
This Hercules has nothing to do with porridges of fast preparation of bundles.They are fragmented so small that all the valuable fibers are destroyed.The amount of sugar in the "making breakfast" is huge, so the level of nutritional value, they are equivalent calorie cakes.Take the time to cook their own cereal to get the maximum benefit from them.

Delicious recipes

Like many centuries ago flakes prepared with milk or water.Oat meal with milk is the classic solution for children's breakfast, it is rich in nutrients and very helpful.But its high caloric content, so dietary ration recipe used only water.

on milk

recipe herculean porridge with milk may be simple, but include cereals, water, sugar and salt.Or the original, with delicious ingredients that will appeal to children.And let each time to prepare a new dish.The additives are used dried fruits, nuts, slices of fresh fruit, fresh or thawed berries.If none of this at hand was not, fit and homemade jam.Only the sugar in the gruel itself need to add less.

you will need:

  • oatmeal - 1 cup;
  • milk - 2.5 cups;
  • sugar - 1 tbsp.a spoon;
  • salt - pinch.


  1. Pour the milk into a pan, put on fire.
  2. after boiling add the sugar, salt.
  3. Stir oats, stir.
  4. Reduce heat, boil for 15 minutes until tender.

After turning off the fire gruel should be given 5 minutes to infuse.Leave it under the lid and wrap a towel.Even tastier it will turn out, if you add the butter directly into the feeding dish.

On the water

This recipe can be considered as dietary, so the sugar in it, we will not use.Oat meal on the water will taste better if you flavor it with honey, dried apricots and raisins.Instead of sweet dried fruit can be added and fresh apples, peeled and diced.

you will need:

  • oatmeal - 1 cup;
  • water - 2.5 cups;
  • Salt - a pinch;
  • honey - 1 tbsp.a spoon;
  • fresh apples - 1 pc.


  1. Pour water into the pan, put on fire.
  2. boil, add salt.
  3. Stir flakes, simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, let stand for 5 minutes under the lid.
  5. Add honey and stir.
  6. Cut the apples into cubes.Sprinkle them porridge before serving.

Do not add honey to the boiling water when cooking!In boiling water in it destroyed all the nutrients retained only a sweet taste.To save valuable components of honey, put it only finished dish, has been removed from the fire.

That's all the secrets of how to cook porridge Hercules.Try our recipes for milk and water, to diversify the family breakfast, make them useful and very tasty!