Monday, March 3, 2008

Steel-Cut Oatmeal

The hype was worth it....these little puppies were amazing. Steel-cut oats are the less processed version that I'm more familiar with - rolled oats. Rolled oats have been steamed, flattened, steamed again and then toasted dry. A steel-cut oat is simply cut into three or four pieces and then dried. The result is a chewier and nutty tasting hot breakfast. I used honey, cranberries and raw almonds in mine. From a quick Google search, I found out that you can store the leftovers for several days, so I'm good to go for awhile. (This recipe makes enough to feed a small army) It's guaranteed to last you until lunch!

I used an adapted version of Alton Brown's recipe as follows:

Steel-Cut Oatmeal

2 tsp. butter or margarine

1 cup steel-cut oatmeal

3 cups hot water

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup milk

Directions: Toast oatmeal in the butter, stirring until fragrant and lightly toasted. Add hot water and simmer for 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and any additives you like and simmer for another10 minutes.

Additives as desired: Honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, sky's the limit


LouAnne said...

Hi Dee!

Looks yummy and sounds delish! You can cook steel cut oats in the crock pot overnight and have them ready to eat in the morning. I don't have a recipe, but I know WW has recipes for cooking them that way.

Glad you had fun with the folks.


Deanna S. said...

Hi Louanne! Thanks for commenting...yay! I heard about the crockpot method too. Believe it or not, I don't even have a crockpot! My tiny kitchen said "no" to any more appliances. I watched those movies you suggested...of course, loved the George Clooney one! See you some Wednesday, hopefully sooner rather than later...Dee