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Worked very well. I wasn't too sure about the buttermilk, and could detect that buttermilk twang even though I didn't add buttermilk to individual servings. Rich and creamy but not mushy goo. Next time I'll probably use all milk to test the difference. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama January 09, 2014

I bought steel cut oats about six months ago and they have been sitting in my cupboard. I decided to make this for my son and I for dinner. Since I never made steel cut oats before I followed the recipe exactly as written other then I used 2% milk and I didn't have buttermilk so just used all milk. I but the sugar and cinnamon in the saucepan when I added the milk as I hadn't read all the directions. I also used Splenda brown sugar blend as that is all I buy. We really enjoyed this. We do have some left over for tomorrow morning. Very good and easy to make.

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bmcnichol May 06, 2010

delish!! made this several times now. love the taste and the texture!! i add about 1/4 tsp. of salt and sometimes a splash of lower calorie maple syrup. pecan pieces are great on top of this too! thanks for posting! will be making this often.

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SReiff October 07, 2009

Yes, very delicious and very healthy. I will keep this handy for those cold mornings coming up soon. Thanks for posting!

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Recipe Junkie August 26, 2009

Excellent oatmeal! I didn't have buttermilk, so I used 3/4 cup vanilla soy milk with a dash of cider vinegar for all the milk. While the oatmeal cooked, I also diced up two apples, added a splash of water and cooked in the microwave (I used the 1 cup fresh vegetable setting). When cooked, but still somewhat firm, I drained most of the liquid, and added brown sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup to taste, so that it was like a baked apple. This was yummy on top of the oatmeal!

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mangomom June 15, 2009

Wow! I was skeptical about buttermilk in oatmeal. I thought it would taste weird but the flavor is wonderful. I highly recommend this recipe. It takes longer than regular oatmeal but it's worth it if you have the time.

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Chief cook and bottlewasher February 12, 2009

This was my first time to cook steel cut oats and they turned out perfectly! Thank you for a great recipe! :)

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sassykat1213 August 12, 2008

You changed my life! I had never eaten cooked oats anyway that I liked. I actually liked these oats. I made this recipe as directed, but since it made a lot, I added the brown sugar to the warm mixture. Leftovers store very well in the refrigerator. All I have to do is zap it in the micro. I know my doctor is going to love me for eating oats. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

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Miss Annie September 07, 2007

I did everything as stated except I cut the recipe down to one serving, added 1/2 a small mashed banana when I aded the milk and buttermilk, and I used honey instead of brown sugar. This is definitely worth making again and I much prefer the texture of the steel cut oats to the texture of rolled oats (which is what I have always used). Thanks for posting this recipe.

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Canadian_in_the_Bay June 03, 2007

Using steel cut oats is a new taste treat for our family...we really enjoyed the chewy texture. I first toasted the oats in the butter in an 8 cup pyrex measure in the microwave for about one minute, stirring several times to prevent burning. I imagine the length of time would depend on the wattage of your m.o. I then added the boiling water and cooked on high power for 6 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes. After 6 minutes, my porridge was thickened, so at this point I added some dried cranberries and a sprinkle of Baking Spice Blend Mix, and let the mixture stand, covered for another minute. Instead of buttermilk, we topped our cereal with low fat vanilla yogurt, toasted pumpkin seeds, and toasted sunflower seeds. This will be served regularly during our cold Canadian winters.

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Sweet Baboo February 01, 2007
Steel Cut Oatmeal