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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Berry Steel Cut Oatmeal

Berry Steel Cut Oatmeal

We all eat a variation of this for breakfast every morning. I'll post the basic and the different variations. 

Morning of Cooking Method: Add 1 cup of oats and 3 cups of water, bring to boil - lower heat and cook til your desired texture. Usually 20-30 minutes. I really like them this way, but with the way we slowly get and how starving we all are in the mornings - it's hard to pull off that cooking time.

So, we usually do the Night Before cooking method. Which is arguably the healthier way to eat the oats. Since they're not being exposed to heat for a long period of time, it doesn't break down the nutrients. So... the night before, boil 3 cups of water. Once the water is boiling, add 1 cup of steel cut oats or groats, take off heat, stir and then put the lid on it. The oats will "cook" overnight. In the morning just warm the pot up enjoy!

Mine & Coco's variation:
oatmeal, berry blend (blueberry, marion berry & raspberry - from Cosstco), bananas, nut dust & agave nectar
(the blueberry/banana combo is heavenly - but then when I added in the raspberries - it put it out of the park! I could eat that every morning for the rest of my life - oh wait - i do. Although this warm summer is causing me to start out the day sweating - no bueno. So, I just don't warm it up as much as I'd like to)

Ava's preferred variation:
oatmeal, blueberries, bananas, nut dust & agave nectar

Nolan's preferred variation:
oatmeal, strawberries, bananas, nut dust & agave nectar
(though he'd prefer bran flakes & bananas, I'm trying to wean him off)

Shayne's variation:
oatmeal, Splenda & silk
(and then he chokes it down - hasn't quite been converted)

1 comment:

  1. We have been eating this all this kids love it! We have always loved steel cut, but love the addition of the berries and nut dust. Now I can get the health benefits of nuts into the twins even though they can't chew them. We had just been doing almond butter with them. Thanks again!


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