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