Saturday, November 28, 2009

Steel Cut Oats

This hot breakfast cereal is full of vitamins and nutrients. . .even more so than traditional oatmeal. Steel cut oats are essential grains which are chock-full of nutritional value, rich in B-vitamins, calcium, protein and fiber, while low in sodium and unsaturated fat. In fact, just one cup of steel-cut oats contains 8 grams of insoluble fiber, so eat up!

These can be found at the regular grocery store on the cereal aisle. I'm going to give you the stove top and crock pot instructions for preparing this healthy breakfast (or dinner!). These do take longer to prepare than regular oats.

Stove Top Ingredients:

3 cups water
1 cup oats
1/4 teaspoon salt

Stove Top Directions:

Bring the water and salt to a boil. Add the oats and turn the heat down to low. Cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, dried fruit, nuts, etc.

Crockpot Ingredients:
4 1/2 cups water
1 cup oats
2 or 3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt

Crockpot Directions:

Place all ingredients in a two-quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (this is great to prepare the night before, so breakfast is ready when you are!). Stir and serve with milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, dried fruit, nuts, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! I'm so glad I came across your recipe because I have been wondering what the ratio was for making oatmeal in the crockpot!