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.
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
Place all dry ingredients into the bowl of the rice steamer.
Note that all ingredients except the oats are optional.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get the oatmeal out.
This is what it will look like in the container, it will be one big clump but don't worry.
Scoop out the amount you would like, really dont worry about how clumpy it is. (trust me)
Break it up a little with your spoon and microwave for 2-4 min I use the auto reheat button on my microwave.
Add milk and stir.
See it is now longer clumpy after adding the milk.