How To Cook Steel-Cut Oats for Breakfast the Night Before
I call for 1 cup oats here. This will make enough for 3 to 5 servings. Remember, when you make steel-cut oats you really should make enough for a whole week, or at least several days. Unlike gluey, sticky rolled oat oatmeal, steel-cut oatmeal is great when reheated the next day. It just gets creamier — not ickier.
What You Need
1 teaspoon butter or olive oil
1 cup steel-cut oats
3 cups water
3-fingered pinch salt
1 cup milk (optional)
1. Start this the night before you want to have steel-cut oatmeal. Measure out your oats. This quantity will make about 4 servings.
2. Heat about 1 teaspoon butter or olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan set over medium heat. Add the oats and fry them for about 3 minutes, or until they start smelling toasty.
3. Pour in the water and add the salt. Stir.
4. Bring to a rolling boil.
5. Turn off the heat and cover the pan. Leave it on the stove, and go to bed!
6. The next morning, uncover the pan and bring the oatmeal back up to a simmer. If you would like thinner and creamier oatmeal, stir in a cup of milk before reheating.
When the oatmeal is warm, scoop out and enjoy!
Definitely a new favourite. Oatmeal cooked with a grated apple, cinnamon and vanilla, with blackberries and blueberries and a teeeeny sprinkle of brown sugar, baked until the fruit turned soft. And an apple and frozen berry smoothie.
Anonymous asked: is instant oatmeal really badfor you? I literally love it cause it can be done in under a minute cause i have no time in the morning cause I start class at 700 and i have a 2 year old son so its the only thing i have time for and my son loves it should i stop buying it?
Instant oatmeal (especially the national brands) often contains preservatives, MASSIVE amounts of sugar, and they to take less time to digest because they’re essentially precooked.
Real oatmeal that takes longer to cook tends to absorb more water, and increases in volume much more than instant oats. Eating old fashioned or thick rolled oatmeal can help you feel fuller, for longer and makes the non-instant variety of oats more satisfying for many people. So that definitely can be an advantage.
If you want to have the convenience of instant oatmeal but with some of the flavor and texture benefits of a slower-cooking oatmeal, you can always prepare a large batch of oatmeal the night before and simply warm it up in a microwave the next morning. You will probably have to add some water or skim milk to it to make it creamier, but this is one way to get the time saving benefits of instant and the flavor benefits of slow-cooked oats. Oatmeal prepared ahead of time can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to four days.
You can also try overnight oats a lot of nutrition blogs/fitness blogs/cool people love them!!
now-blondevsworld said: I use instant oats. Like the big tub right next to the regular ones. I like the taste better and they have the exact same ingredients and nutrition information as the old fashioned oats. I think just the ones that are pre-sweetened are bad for you.
Simple breakfast: Oatmeal cooked with cinnamon topped with diced apple, blueberries and peanut butter. I had sliced apple on the side.
Vanilla protein oats with dried apricots, blueberries and walnuts this morning :)