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Steel-Cut Oats


These are nuttier, tastier, and healthier than prepackaged oatmeal.

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  • Servings: 2

Source: Everyday Food, March 2006


  • 2/3 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Coarse salt
  • Light brown sugar
  • Toppings (optional), such as banana chips, sliced apricots, or toasted nuts


  1. The night before: In a 2-quart saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add 2/3 cup steel-cut oats (not quick-cooking). Stir, let cool to room temperature. Cover; refrigerate in pan overnight.

  2. In the morning: Add 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until oats are tender but still chewy, 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/3 cup milk, and cook until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Divide between 2 bowls. Spoon on light-brown sugar and toppings (such as banana chips or sliced apricots), if desired. For a crunchy texture, add toasted nuts.

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  • agmcnamara
    14 NOV, 2009
    This is oatmeal is perfect on a lazy Sunday morning with a good cup of coffee. Real comfort food.