Friday, March 14, 2008

How to Cook Steel Cut Oats

(Sorry, no picture. I was too busy eating!)

Check out this delicious recipe for steel cut oats. Before you run the other way, if you like rolled oats, trust me, this is worth a try. Years ago, I actually tossed a large container of steel cuts oats because they took to ridiculously long to cook and the taste was so-so. Not anymore!

The trick is the crock pot. No more stirring and cleaning up the oven after the inevitable boiling over when you're trying to get the oats to soften enough for eating.

Trick number two, is the delicious added ingredients. Thanks to Stephanie Gallagher for this fabulous recipe. (I've made a few changes below.)

Oh So Good Oats

2 cups steel cut oats
8 cups water
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla
2 apples, diced
1 cup raisins

1 cup sliced bananas
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (Toasted walnuts are extra yummy, but watch them closely to prevent burning.... Hum, wonder how I figured that out.)

Add the first 7 ingredients (oats to raisins) in a crock pot. Stir. Set the pot on low and go to sleep. (This is what makes it so cool!) Wake up and brush your teeth. Shower, etc. Go to kitchen and enjoy a wonderful bowl of steel cut oats with some banana and chopped walnuts sprinkled on top.

Love Much,


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Jessica Purvis said...

Thanks for this recipe. I'm not much of an oatmeal fan, but I'm trying to add it to my diet to lower my cholesterol. Steel-cut are supposed to contain the most Beta-glucan, so this recipe is very helpful. Thanks for sharing it!

Yassine Diboun said...

thank you so much! I love that idea of waking up and it's ready and love the ingredients...I just happen to have all of them here with me so I think I will be waking up to that tomorrow. Namaste