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Steel Cut Oatmeal

July 7, 2016

I have recently been on a steel cut oatmeal kick.  It takes awhile to make the original way on the stove top watching the pot making sure it doesn’t boil over and stirring regularly so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.  I came across a crockpot recipe and thought that’d be an easier solution.  However, I thought it over cooked it, the oatmeal burnt to the bottom, and it was the hardest crockpot I ever had to clean.  I think it would have worked better if I had it on a longer cook setting and turned it off earlier.

A new solution was presented to me by my good friend Laura.  She said once it comes to a boil leave it overnight and the oats will absorb the liquid and it’ll be ready by morning.  I tried that and I’d have to say that wins the easy solution.

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: <5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Wait Time: overnight, but could do 1-2 hours
Total Time:  2+ hours
Yield: 4 servings
Taste: Good and hearty:)


INGREDIENTS:

1 cup steel-cut oats
3 cups water
pinch salt
1 cup milk (optional)

Optional Toppings:
dried fruit
nuts
brown sugar
maple syrup
peanut butter

PROCEDURE:

1. Start this the night before you want to have steel-cut oatmeal. Measure out your oats.

2. Pour in the water and add the salt. Stir.

4. Bring to a rolling boil.

5. Turn off the heat and cover the pan. Leave it on the stove, and go to bed!

6. The next morning, uncover the pan and bring the oatmeal back up to a simmer. Or microwave for 1 min 30 sec.  If you would like thinner and creamier oatmeal, stir in a cup of milk before reheating.

7. Add any optional toppings and enjoy.

Source: Thekitchn.com

If you want to try your hand at the previous mentioned slow cooker crockpot method, that is here: http://www.thedailymeal.com/recipes/slow-cooker-apple-spice-oatmeal-recipe

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Slow Cooker Option

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