While oatmeal is a wonderful way to add fiber, grains and nutrients to your diet, most folks think of it only as a breakfast food. It’s time to take oatmeal beyond the first meal of the day!
Oatmeal is a whole grain because it contains all of the parts of the oat grain, including the bran, endosperm and germ. Interestingly, “regular oatmeal”—the kind most of us have eaten our entire lives—isn’t the grain in its original form.
You probably recognize the term “rolled oats.” Rolled oats have been steamed and flattened. This reduces the cooking time. Old-fashioned oatmeal can be prepared in 10 to 25 minutes. If you use quick-cooking oats, which have been cut even more finely, oatmeal can be made in three to five minutes.
Adding oatmeal to these delicious salmon cakes boosts the nutrient content and adds a delicious texture. The yogurt dill sauce complements the flavor and is the perfect topping when the salmon cakes are served on a bun.