Why you should be eating Oatmeal Fufu! & How To Make Your Own Oat Fufu Video

Why You Should Eat Oatmeal Fufu

Oatmeal has far more nutrients and health benefits than any other food typically used to make fufu. For one, oatmeal is much higher in fiber than yams, cassava, corn, plantain, or even wheat. And this fiber is the key to much of oatmeal's health benefits which include several cardio-protective effects. 

One and a half cups of oatmeal contain 5 grams of fiber. Research shows that the fiber in oatmeal helps reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and helps decrease LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), thereby decreasing the likelihood of developing atherosclerosis and heart disease. Along with fiber, oatmeal is high in magnesium, which help regulate blood sugars(glucose) in the body. In general, added fiber in the diet can help prevent the development of Diabetes and also help aid in glucose control for those with Diabetes. So if you are diabetic and have not made the switch to oatmeal fufu you should think of doing it today! Oatmeal has a lower glycemic index than both wheat flour and plantain. Glycemic index is an index of how much a food raises your blood sugar. Both wheat flour and plantain are better alternatives than than yam flour or garri, but oatmeal comes out on top. Other benefits of eating oatmeal regularly are increased bowel motility and regularity, increased GI(gastro-intestinal tract) integrity, decreased chance of developing colon cancer, and aid in weight loss as higher fiber foods are more filling leading to less food eaten. To look further understand fufu nutrition check out my article HERE.

How to make oatmeal fufu

What you will need.
  1. oatmeal
  2. blender
  3. water
  4. pot
  5. wooden fufu spoon
  6. measuring cup
  7. your favorite soup of your choice!
What next?
  1. Measure out some oatmeal, for one serving I chose 1 cup of whole oat meal. 
  2. Grind oatmeal in blender to a fine powder, to make a sort of oatmeal flour
  3. Bring water to boil in a pot; sorry to say I did not measure the water, but it was around half of a quarter deep or a little less. I will say oatmeal needs more water than your typically fufu as the oatmeal will absorb more water.
  4. Once the water is boiling turn fire off.
  5. Slowly add oatmeal to hot water and begin stirring and pounding with the wooden spoon.
  6. Add water or oatmeal as you see fit to get the right consistency and softness
  7. Continue stirring and pounding until all oatmeal is smoothly together with no lumps
  8. Serve with your favorite soup and enjoy!

When I first wrote this post several years ago Oat flour for fufu was not readily available for purchase in groceries stores. Now most african markets in the diaspora carry multiple brands of oat flour and it can even be purchased on amazon.

This is one brand I buy when I don't have time to make my own.

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  1. Thanks for writing about the nutritional benefits of Oat Fufu. I recently just switched to it instead of the regular amala. I'll be sure to encourage more people to make the switch also.

    1. You are very welcome. I'm happy to here you have made the switch.

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  4. Thank you for this!!

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  6. Hi everyone, oat flour has so many benefits and is good for diabetic and obese. Oat has a lot of fibre including beta glucan that can lower cholesterol when the beta glucan is upto 3gm per 30 gm of available carbohydrate. For blood sugar lowering effect, the beta glucan should be upto 4 gm per 30 gm of available carbohydrate in oat. Our oat flour has been fortitied with extra beta glucan to achieve the cholesterol and blood glucose lowering effect. carbohydrate are better metabolised when eaten before noon and the energy is used up for physical activity. Eating carbohydrate at night is not a good idea as the glucose is converted to fat and stored in fat cells. Oat has a low a low glycemic index and low glycemic load when eaten in moderation. It has a high satiety level and will keep u full for longer period. Another low glycemic flour is barley flour which has a GI of 25 (the lowest of all grain). At regal natural care, we are into neutraceuticals and natural health solutions. We are health consultant and market health foods, call us on 08164606060 for low GI flour like oat and barley flour as well as low GI rice that are suitable for diabetics and obese people

  7. It's very healthy food and i really like it,
    "Healthy Oatmeal"

  8. Which product of whole oatmeal are available in Nigeria market, like in our local stores around us? I was thinking of something other than Quaker oat.

  9. Which product of whole oatmeal are available in Nigeria market, like in our local stores around us? I was thinking of something other than Quaker oat.

  10. Bravo, I just bought the oat fufu, believe me is nice and smooth. Above all, is healthy.

  11. Thanks alot 4 d tutorials really i ve learnt God bless u ,n may God promote ur biz in jesus name amen

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  13. Oatmeal is the best food for those who want to lose weight. It is an excellent combination of satiety and minimal calories.

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