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Steel-ing Time

Posted Apr 29 2010 6:50am

My oats may look the same this morning, but they’ve got a little something different going on this time…

steel cut oats

Inspired by an old oats article in Cooking Light and my recently stocked supply of new grains , I made steel cut oats.

cooking light

Now I’ve had steel cut oats before and know I really like them- they’re chewier & denser than normal rolled oats- but they take quite a bit of time to prepare.

Then I saw a new technique in Cooking Light, which sort of channels the whole overnight oats concept. Last night, I covered some steel cut oats (and some bulgar!) in almost 4 times as much water, covered it, and put it in the fridge.

This is what it looked like this  morning. I was expecting it to have soaked up all the water like overnight oats, so I was a little doubtful at this point.

soaked oats

Into the microwave for what seemed like forever- probably 6 or 8 minutes.

And magic happened. (And a minor overspill- next time use a bigger bowl Heather). Suddenly the steel cut oats soaked up all the water and were deliciously creamy looking.

I stirred in cinnamon & nutmug, and topped it with chopped almonds and some granola.

steel cut oatmeal

And peanut butter of course. So good, so hearty, and so worth the extra time (which wasn’t that much). I still won’t do it everyday, but it’s a nice option.

oats and bulgar

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it’s the little voice that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”

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