Monday, September 21, 2009
Steel Cut Oats
I grew up with quick cooking oats. Sometimes we would have rolled oats. I had heard of steel cut oats and was always curious about them. But, I figured they took a long time to cook. I also figured you needed to stand over the stove while cooking them, so I was hesitant to try it. But, in the end, the prospect of an even healthier oatmeal won out.
The oats look kind of dubious when you first open the can. But, they cook up easy and have a delicious nutty flavor. I followed the package directions and only had to stir twice during the twenty minute cooking time. They ended up perfect. I sprinkled mine with a little cinnamon and added some honey.
So, the next time you are searching for oatmeal, try steel cut oats. The brand I tried was a traditional Irish brand, but Quaker sells them too. I've even seen some store brands. And, if you're in a hurry in the mornings, cook a big batch up. It warms up nicely for a quick breakfast.