Always toast oats for maximum flavor. You can do this in a pan over medium for one minute.
It’s easier to make rolled oats as they have a shorter cooking time. Do not cook for more than one minute.
Eat your meal out of a deep bowl- or even a mug, so as to avoid congealed texture.
The key to getting a creamy, not- gluey bowl of oats porridge is using sufficient water. Cooking in milk tends to make it stickier. Once the water starts boiling, add the oats and bring it down to a simmer over low or medium heat. Even if you use milk, soy milk is a better alternative.