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Convenient Steel Cut Oats

It's never too late to jump on the steel cut oats bandwagon.

steel cut oatmeal tin as seen from above

Photo: Phillip Chapman-Bell (Flickr)

Steel cut oats get their name from the way their kernels are cut into smaller pieces.

Am I late jumping on the steel cut oats bandwagon? Probably. I usually lag behind.

I was kind of scared since they take so much time to make, but my strategy is to make the oats the night before and then reheat them in the morning.

The flavor of steel cuts has been described as nuttier than other types of oats; they are also chewier and have more texture — not slimy like some other kinds.

Sometimes we add dried fruits or nuts, but steel cut oatmeal is delish just plain.

Convenient Steel Cut Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups steel cut oatmeal
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups almond or soy milk
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla

Cooking Directions

  1. Place oats, milk and water in a pot and bring to a boil; then drop ?the heat to LOW and cook until liquid is almost completely gone (45 minutes to an hour).
  2. Add banana, cinnamon and vanilla and cool? about 5 minutes (or until liquid is all gone).
  3. Serve immediately or save for the next morning!

Sara Conrad

Sara is an eternal student. Currently studying Tibetan Culture at Indiana University, she loves to cook with fresh, organic, vegetarian ingredients – but also has never turned down fake mashed potatoes in a buffet line.

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