I’ve been on quite a journey with oatmeal. Five years ago I never touched the stuff. Ever. It just wasn’t on my radar. I don’t remember eating it much as a kid. It surly wasn’t something I made in college and you guys know who I’m married to, right? I don’t think the husband has ever had a bowl. At least not since I’ve known him.
Yet somehow I became a person who just whips up a bowl of Steel Cut Oats in the middle of the week.
How did this happen?
As it turns out, VERY slowly.
February 16, 2008 – I posted about my desire to making my own oatmeal creations instead of being dependent on those little packets.
Click here to see my Creamy Berry Oatmeal
October 28, 2008 – Still using instant or quick and experimenting with flavors, this one was Pumpkin Pie.
Click here for my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal idea
February, 10, 2009 – I took the leap to Old Fashioned Oats and never looked back. People also started to recommend Steel Cuts in the comments.
Click here for my Old Fashioned Blueberry Oatmeal idea
March 18, 2009 – I remake my original Apple Pie Oatmeal idea ditching the instant packet for Old Fashioned.
Click here for my Homamde Apple Pie Oatmeal idea.
September 28, 2010 – I tried my first batch of Steel Cut Oats! Cooking them overnight and being pleasantly surprised!
Click here to read My Overnight Steel Cut Oats Adventure
That brings me to today. This morning I made my second bowl of Steel Cuts this week. I’m loving the chewy texture and I must admit, they do stay with me longer.
Cooking time is surely increased but it’s really not as bad as I thought it would be. Most of the time is hands off so I give a little stir while emptying the dishwasher or feeding the kid then viola! A warm bowl of minimally processed oats!
Here’s my system..
- 1/4 cup (40g) Steel Cut Oats
- 1/2 tbsp honey (10g) or more to taste
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup water
- About 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
Put the oats, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small pot.
Add the cup of water and bring to a boil.
Continue to boil it for about 5 minutes.
Lower to a simmer and continue to cook for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes most of the liquid should be absorbed.
Transfer to a bowl and top with the frozen blueberries.
Enjoy! The best is when the oats start to melt the blueberries and you get this glorious color!
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