Homemade Oatmeal Fufu – Oatmeal Swallow

Homemade Oatmeal

Homemade Oatmeal fufu is made with Oat flour popularly called healthy oat swallow. This swallow is highly nutritious, tasty, and delicious. Oats are cereal often eaten as Oatmeal but in this recipe, you will learn how to make oat for swallow with this simple step-by-step guide.

Basically, Oat swallow has lower calories compare to Garri (Eba swallow), Fufu, Amala, or pounded yam. It’s rich in dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein and helps reduce craving by keeping you fuller for a longer period of time.

A healthy oatmeal swallow can be paired with Nigerian delicious soups like Okro, Vegetable soup, Efo riro, Ewedu, Oha soup, Uziza soup, Nsala soup and the likes.

Homemade Oatmeal Fufu recipe is very easy to make with only 1 ingredient which is your raw Oats.

Homemade Oatmeal Swallow For Weight Loss

People will always ask, is Oat Fufu healthy for weight loss? Well, the answer is YES! Oat swallow is a perfect weight loss meal when it comes to FitFam’s choice of Nigerian swallows.

However, dieting on foods that are quite filling will certainly help you eat fewer calories each day as you lose weight; Oatmeal Fufu helps boost metabolism.

Benefits of Oatmeal Swallow

Oatmeal Fufu has the effect of lowering cholesterol when eaten regularly, reducing the risk of heart disease. So, Oat Fufu will help reduce cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Moreover, it can also keep blood sugar levels stable and energy levels up, as well as reduce your hunger cravings. It has good control on blood sugar.

Eating Fufu made with Oat helps reduce constipation; the fiber in Oats can relieve irregular bowel movements or those finding it difficult to pass.

It’s rich in antioxidants, powerful soluble fiber, gluten-free, and considers as one of the best heart-friendly food.

How to Make Homemade Oatmeal Fufu Recipe



  1. First and foremost, is to blend your 2 cups of traditional Oats or Quicker Oat into a powdered form. Pour 1 cup of raw Oats into a blender and blend to smooth Oat flour; after that repeat the process and ensure all raw Oat is now in powdered form.
  2. Secondly, pour 1 ½ cups of water into the pot, cover, and bring to boil.
  3. Thirdly, gradually stir in the Oat flour into the boiling water; use a spatula/turning stick and stir in a vicious circle until a thick consistency is achieved.
  4. Add the little water into the oat cover and allow cooking for about 2-3 minutes; remove from heat and give it a continuous stir to thicken properly.
  5. Finally, dish it out into a plate or wrap it with transparent nylon to keep warm.

Serve and enjoy with your delicious soup!

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