Mmm! Don’t ya wanna-wanna want it? Steel Cut Oats with a touch of Yum Yucky flair is the answer to a stomach’s hungry dream. And it’s not just for health-conscious gurus like you and me. The Greedy Family damn near revolted when I took a break from making this morning delight, but now I’m back on the case and sharing this morning ninja recipe with you.
It Ain’t Your Grandma’s Oatmeal
Good ‘ole granny had good intentions, but a bowl of rolled oats cooked with milk or water, and then smathered in sugary goo is so 1970′s. Steel Cut (aka, Irish Oats) is the better way to go with its chewy, nutty texture and hearty, filling affect. Wikipedia calls steel cut the “whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut into only two or three pieces by steel rather than being rolled”.
How To Cook Steel Cut Oats with Tasty Flair
Lots of people are on the “overnight oats” crockpot-cooking bandwagon, but I prefer to whip mine up on the stove and then stash the reserves in the fridge for several days of breakfasting – and they get tastier everyday from marinating in the flavors.
Serves approx. 5 greedy people (cut recipe in half for less Food Traps to feed).
- 2 c. Steel Cut Oats (any brand)
- 4 c. Almond Milk (plain)
- 3 medium to large Bananas
- Combine oats and almond milk in pot. Cook on high until boiling, stirring occasionally.
- At boiling, turn down low for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Test oats for doneness. Cooked oats will be slightly firm, yet chewy.
- Peel bananas and smash thoroughly with potato masher or fork.
- Add bananas to oats and stir until well mixed.
- If you are like GoldiLocks and picky about consistency (thick, not so thick, etc), add a splash more almond milk to the pot.
- Remove pot from flame and let sit for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Notes: The oats will be sweet, but if you desire additional sweetness, I recommend a non-sugar, zero calorie natural sweetener (with no chemicals), like Stevia in the Raw. You can also add extras like raisins, walnuts or berries. If making a big batch for extra breakfasts, reheat with a splash of additional almond milk.
Now eat up! ((burp))