I had my first bite of steel cut oats about 2 months ago at my sister’s home, and then there was no going back to old-fashioned oats.
Since then, I’ve been nagging my sister, Deepa, to give me her recipe, and she finally took the time out to measure everything and sent me the recipe.
Seriously, what is it about steel cut oats? Is it the nutty flavor, the chewy texture, the creaminess, or all of the above that contributes to that perfect bowl of steel cut oatmeal?
Normally, I love preparing my oatmeal with almond milk, but ever since my sister introduced me to steel cut oats made with low-fat milk, I’ve been hooked onto dairy milk. Yes, steel cut oats do take longer to cook than old-fashioned oats, but they taste better and are better for you.
Having said that, if you do wanna speed things up, I usually make a large batch of steel cut oats early in the week. Before I head out to work, I combine the desired amount of cooked oats and milk in a pot and heat it up for a fresh bowl of oatmeal.
I love my oats topped with a little brown sugar, jussssssssssst a little, it makes all the difference. And then I finish my oats off with banana and walnuts, or you may use whatever toppings you like. Enjoy!
- to pressure cook oats
- Organic Steel Cut Oats - ¾ cup
- Water - 1⅛ cup
- for heating oats & milk
- Low-Fat 1% Milk - 2 cups
- Brown Sugar - 2 tbsp
- Walnuts - 2 tbsp (chopped)
- for garnish
- Walnuts - chopped
- Banana - sliced
- In a pressure cooker,, combine oats and water.
- Cover, seal, and cook on low-medium heat until the first whistle goes off (should be about 15 minutes). Turn off the stove once done.
- Once the pressure from the cooker releases, carefully uncover the pressure cooker. Your oats should be perfectly cooked.
- Add milk.
- Turn on the stove to low-medium heat, place the lid over the pressure cooker (do not shut), and allow the oats and milk to cook for about 7-8 minutes or so.
- This is what you should have.
- Add the brown sugar and walnuts and allow the oats and milk to cook for a few minutes until hot.
- Turn off the stove, this is what you should have. Allow the oats to sit for a couple minutes.
- Pour the oatmeal into a serving bowl. Garnish with some more brown sugar. Top with banana and walnuts. Serve hot with a cup of coffee.
** To save time, you can prepare a batch of steel cut oats earlier in the week. When I'm ready for my next bowl of oatmeal, I add the cooked oats and milk to a pot and heat it up. Top the oatmeal with brown sugar, fruit and nuts. You'll have a fresh bowl of oatmeal every time.
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Have you tried Steel Cut Oats? How do you prepare your bowl of steel cut oats? Do you prefer using water and/or milk when making steel cut oats?