March 01, 2011

Steel Cut Oats...For Quick and Easy Morning Breakfasts

You can have a hot bowl of home cooked steel Cuts oats every morning of the week if you would like.
It is actually really easy to do.

I do this on a Sunday evening and then for the rest of the week all I have to do is  reheat it in the microwave and add milk and toppings/flavourings of my choice.  This week I made a half batch enough for two or three mornings in the coming week. this recipe can be easily double and altered to meet you tastes and needs.

Sunday Night recipe

1/2 C Steel Cut  Oats ( or similar multi grain and oats cereal form the bulk food store)
1/4 C Nuts of your choice (walnuts, slivered almonds...)
1-2 Tbls Sunflower Seeds
1 Tbls Ground Flax seed (not pictured here)
1 Tbls Chia seeds
Rice/Vegetable steamer ( I got mine for about 5$ at a thrift shop) 
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Storage container

Step One 
Chia seeds on left Flax seed on right

Place all dry ingredients into the bowl of the rice steamer.

Note that all ingredients except the oats are optional.

Step Two

Mix up all Dry ingredients.

Step Three

Add water to the bowl for a 1/2 Cup of oats I use 1 Cup of water.  You may need to alter the amount of water you add,   I use the ratio for rice and  alter it accordingly.   eg.   for rice you would normally use 1 part rice to 2 parts water. and for the cooker you use one part rice 1 and a half parts water

so for the steel cuts oats you would use one part rice 2 -3 parts water.  I find 2 parts water works well.

Step Four

Add water to the base of the steamer and cook for 45 min to an hour it may take a little longer if you are cooking a full cup of oats.

Step Five

This is what you want your oat meal to look like when it is done.  Basically all the water should be absorbed,  a little water is OK,  it is hard to dry this out because the water in the base will be still there and keeping the oatmeal moist so if you cook a little to long it should still be fine.

now place your oatmeal in a container and store in the fridge.

Morning Recipe

Step One

Gather ingredients: Milk/Cream and toppings of your choice.

I like to add fresh fruit, home made chunky apple sauce, a little home made apple butter ( I'll be doing a recipe for this soon) maple syrupy, cinnamon and sugar, whatever you like really.

Step Two

Get the oatmeal out.
This is what it will look like in the container,  it will be one big clump but don't worry.

Step Three

Scoop out the amount you would like, really dont worry about how clumpy it is. (trust me)

Step Four

Break it up a little with your spoon and microwave for 2-4 min  I use the auto reheat button on my microwave.

Step Five

Add milk and stir.

See it is now longer clumpy after adding the milk.

Step Six

Top and enjoy.

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