May 09, 2008

steel cut oats

oatmeal is my choice of breakfast during the week mainly because it's nice and warm, and i add so much brown sugar to it that it's almost syrupy... and, ok, it only keeps me full for about 2hrs, after which i am instantly starving!
now i'm talking about regular quick-cooking oats that you find everywhere. a friend of ours was talking about steel cut oats a few weeks back and i thought i'd give it a try. so i searched for it. even the whole foods near me didn't have any when i looked, and guess where i finally found some... super target. didn't i say super target is awesome?
so i read the instructions on the box, and decided that cooking oats for 30mins in the morning when i'm hungry was not the way to go. i went the pre-soaking way. so i boiled a few cups of water in a pot, then stirred in the oats... then turned off the heat and covered the pot. the oats soaked over night and would be ready in 10-12mins the next morning. so the box said.
along with the omelette below, i also cooked the oats. when i turned the heat on, i also added some cinnamon and cardamon to the pot as the oats cooked. after about 10mins i checked and left it to cook for another 3-5mins. (after 10mins it was a little too chewy for me)
once it was cooked, i drizzled some organic honey and toasted coconut.
yum! ok i'm lying. my tastebuds weren't thrilled with the first spoonful, but it definitely has more flavor than regular oats! next time, i'll omit the organic honey though. i think it gave the oats a strange taste.
e loved it though. he finished the whole bowl!

cPe 2008


Jackie said...

Looks very good - and oatmeal is so good for you, too. I don't care for organic honey, either. Can't quite put my finger on it, but it just doesn't taste "right" to me, either.

Abby said...

I have to admit I'm more of a grits girl than an oatmeal one, given my Southern heritage and all, but I think that's because I haven't had any GOOD oatmeal. You make it sound wonderful. I'll have to give it another try!

Rebecca @ said...

We do our steel cut oats in the slow cooker overnight thereby eliminating any pre-soaking or 30 minute cook times when I'm just awake enough to put on a kettle for a cuppa something caffeinated. I use the same proportions as I would making them stove-top style, but add an additional 1/4 cup heavy cream to the liquid. (Heck- if you're eating oatmeal, you can splurge a bit, right?) I then sprinkle it with demerara sugar or pour some real maple syrup, hit it with a little Korintje cinnamon and call it delicious!

Syrie said...

Yum! Candyce, this looks delicious and exactly what I feel like at 10.15pm. You know, I've had a tin of those Irish steel cut oats in my pantry for three years and haven't tried them yet! I think I might have to buy a new tin. Thanks for sharing!

noble pig said...

I love steel cut oats!