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Work in Progress: Steel Cut Oats (New-to-Me)

I woke up at the beginning of 2013 determined to find a way to like oatmeal. Honestly, I’m not a fan. But I figure that I tackled broccoli and yogurt in the course of this blog, so oats should be a snap right? I’ve had several people tell me to try steel cut oats, but I’d had yet to do so. Nothing I’ve tried in previous years with rolled oats seemed to work, so steel cut oats found there way into my grocery basket. Hello new-to-me food item!

I went simple for my first steel cut oats try: overnight in the fridge soaking in milk. The end result is the oats soften and the whole thing tastes quite a bit like regular cereal, which is okay by me. I threw in some sauteed apples, cut banana, almonds, and cranberries. It was like having fruit salad and cereal for breakfast.

This is definitely a good start on the oatmeal front. Oatmeal is something I really want to incorporate into my eating life. A 2013 goal is to eat breakfast everyday, or at least more often that I currently do. I’ve been in search of quick breakfast recipes and items to make this easiest on myself. This steel cut oats thing has great potential.

My next step will be to try to cook them. I found an Alton Brown recipe I might like to try. If you have a favorite way to eat oats, let me know below. Suggestions are welcome.


  1. Mom says:

    No help from me. I like oatmeal and like it very simple with a touch of sweet and milk – that’s it. But it is a great heart healthy food so good luck with your goal.

  2. Chandra says:

    What is your recipe and how long do you cook? I’m looking for a quick way to make these in the morning at work. Thanks!

  3. Charity says:

    I cook mine overnight in the crockpot on low – 6-7 hours. 1 cup of the oats to 4 cups of liquid (I do half milk and half water). Chop up 2-3 apples to put in it. Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir, turn it on, and breakfast is ready when you get up. Spray the crockpot crock with cooking spray for easier clean up.
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