Saturday, November 22, 2008

Steel Cut Oats

I was reading something recently about Oats. I can't place where I was reading and if I find it I will come back and update this post. Nonetheless, I was reading about Steel Cut Oats and it sounded great and I did have some in the freezer so I pulled them out and made some.

Oatmeal is a regular breakfast food at our house. It warms you up and sticks to you bones if nothing else. After reading about how much better these oats are for you and after making them in my normal Oatmeal Cookie fashion they were great, much better then those rolled kind I grew up with.

3 cups water

1 cup Steel Cut Oats

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ginger powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

place the water in a pot over medium heat. Once the water is boiling add the remaining ingredient and cook for 10 to 20 minutes depending on how chewy you like it. Personally I like it less chewy so I cooked it for 20 minutes.

oh yes and the honey in the photo was for my tea. Earl Gray with milk and honey.


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

It's so funny - D is a major fan of steel cut oats; me, not so much. I still prefer old fashioned rolled oats. Not sure why.

Shayne said...

I guess it is the texture