Saturday, January 16, 2010

Steel Cut Oats

Oatmeal has been all over the food blogging world for a while now. Every single food blog I read has talked at least once if not multiple times about Oatmeal. I eat oatmeal almost every single morning for breakfast. I started forcing it down about 3 years ago because it seemed like the best option in the cafeteria for a healthy and filling breakfast. It was gross. I would cringe through every bite of the bland gloppy mess...but after forcing it down for a couple of months, I kind of started to like it. I would add a little granola and a couple of raisins and that would give it texture...after a while, it became the only thing I ever WANTED to eat for breakfast.

Recently I have fallen in love with Kroger Brand (of all things) instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. Easy, yummy and cheap...this is my current work breakfast of choice... I even eat it as a late night snack some time and buy 3-4 boxes at a time at the grocery store.

But I had finally had enough of hearing about all these different types of oatmeals and never tasting this morning we decided to (finally) try Steel Cut Oats. What was the fuss all about?

We had bananas and peanut butter so I decided thats what we would make:

The oatmeal needs to simmer for about 15 minutes.. (a little longer than the minute and a half that my kroger instant needs...but no problem for a weekend breakfast..and rumor has it the steel cut oats reheat beautifully if you want to make a week's worth of individual portions in advance)

We made the oatmeal and stirred in the bananas for the last couple of minutes on the heat. Added the pb after the heat and stirred it all together. It was really tasty. Definitely a different texture than the instant Oatmeal and I'm pretty sure its healthier than whatever is in that little packet.

Next time I want to try my own apples and cinnamon I am excited about that!
Any delicious ideas or recipes out there? Please leave a comment!!

Also, it's a gorgeous day here in Cincy and Maggie is thoroughly enjoying her watchdeck in the backyard.....

1 comment:

Steel Cut said...

Hi, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is my favorite also. Thanks for sharing the article. Bye.