Monday, February 8, 2010

Steel Cut Oats

I have been eating oatmeal every morning for breakfast for about two years now because it's quick, easy and tasty. For the past year and 11 months it's been the instant kind, which obviously I like or I would not keep eating it. But, I have been hearing a lot about Steel Cut Oats and how much healthier it is for you, so I decided to give it a try and I love it. I've been buying Bob's Red Mill brand from Martin's and have been very happy with it. The texture is much heartier than instant and it sticks with you longer. Plus, I feel like I'm getting my day off to an even healthier start.
The down side is that Steel Cut Oats take much longer to cook than instant, so every couple of days I make a batch in the evening - put in in a covered plastic container and it's ready for me in the morning. I just spoon out the amount I want and microwave it for about 45 seconds and I have a delicious, healthy breakfast. Most of the time I top it with a couple craisins, chopped walnuts, agave nectar and soy milk, but it's also yummy with some good ole brown sugar and milk. If you're looking for a healthy way to start your day give it a try!

Steel Cut Oats
3 cups water
1 cup Steel Cut Oats
dash of salt
Bring water and salt to a boil. Add oats and then simmer on low for about 25 minutes or until water is absorbed. Top dried fruit, nuts or your favorite oatmeal topping.

How simple is that!


  1. What a great idea -- make it the night before! Just like instant only better! I really like dried cranberries in my oatmeal. I've never tried steel cut oats, though. I'll have to give them a shot!

  2. I love love love steel cut oats. I make mine in a large batch too.


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