Steel cut oatmeal is a great way to start your day. They typically take longer to cook than instant oatmeal, about 20 minutes. They are a great source of fiber as well as a perfect backdrop for all sorts of seasonal fresh fruit to go on top.
Steel cut oats are different than rolled oats which are different than instant oats.
- Steel cut are the healthiest for you as they are made from oat kernels that have been chopped up. Therefore they take longer to digest and have a lower glycemic index.
- Rolled oats are steamed, rolled, then steamed again and toasted. They are much flatter and easier and faster to digest.
- The worst option would be the instant packets of oatmeal which have HFCS and artificial flavors and colors added.
You can think of steel cut oats kind of like a carwash. You know when you go through and those brushes scrub and push the car along? That’s what oats do. They push out the toxins. There are more and more studies confirming a diet consisting of whole grain oats reduces our risk of coronary heart disease risk.
Do yourself (and your body) a favor and make these delicious oats over the weekend when you have a little extra time.Print
- 3 ½ cups water
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1–2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon real maple syrup
- Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan
- Stir in the oats, turn the heat all the way down to low, cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the oats from sticking
- Stir in the milk, cinnamon, sugar and maple syrup and continue cooking another 10 minutes, until done
- Top with your favorite fruits like bananas, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, flax seed, etc.