To make it faster in the morning, start it the night before. Combine the boiling water and oats (and cinnamon, if desired) then cover and take off the heat and let them sit overnight. In the morning, you reheat and cook for more like 10 minutes (or until tender) before adding everything else.
We love the steel-cut oats too. I go one step further and toat the grain in a heavy skillet with 1 tbsp. butter for about 2 minutes until the oats smell like butterscotch,then add them to your boiling water. Try it, you'll love it.
This is so good! I will never buy another package of pre-made oatmeal again. The texture of the steel cut oats is amazing. I made this with our Sunday morning breakfast. My fiancee mixed in cinnamon and brown sugar, and I stirred raisins, chopped dates and walnuts into mine. Delicious and so filling! Next time I will try mixing bananas in, but I loved my own variation :-) I will make this all the time!
yum! We always have either McCann's Steel cut oats, Whole Foods steelcuts or, now, Quaker Oats steel cut oats in the house. Traditionally we use them to make Hofelgritz (Hoffelgritz - Aka (To Our Surprise!) Cincinnati Goetta) (shameless self-promotion) but have expanded to replace rolled oats for improved glycemic index. This makes a great breakfast - we use flax seed sprinkled in while the oats cook & top with pepitos, almonds slices & pecans +/- banana. Confesssion - a splash of 1/2 & 1/2 or heavy cream makes it even better!
When I cook my steel cut oats, I put the oats in the top of my double boiler and add the boiling water. I then fill the bottom pot with more boiling water and simmer for 30 - 45 minutes, checking occasionally to see if you need more water. I never have to worry about scorching my oatmeal!
So good and healthy!
Very good basic recipe. I halved the recipe and my oatmeal was done well before the 30 minutes; I think 17 minutes would have been fine. I didn't have bananas, so I "made do" with brown sugar and chopped walnuts, what a nice combination. With this dish everything but the bananas was brown, so i think contrast is needed: bananas offer some contrast, but this is a good time for dark raisins, fresh strawberries or dried cranberries. Mind you, I loved my oatmeal just fine, but presentation can sway the undecided. Made for The Wild Bunch for ZWT8 Family Picks.
I love steel cut oats! I left out the optional milk, no banana in the house so that was left out also. My nut of choice was walnuts and topped with the brown sugar. I made this for Zaar World Tour 8 for the Bistro Babes team.
I left out the cinnamon, since I don't really care for it. Love steel cut oats, and the banana and honey were nice additions. For ZWT8.