Saturday, January 22, 2011

Steel Cut Oats

This morning I looked outside to see if it had really snowed, nope! The sky was cloudy giving the day a chilly feel. A good morning to not reach for pre-processed cold cereal. I don't remember ever making Steel Cut Oats before, so I had no clue how to get started... well there were the instructions on the bag, but ---boring! Thanks to an old Food Network fav, Alton Brown, I was soon on my way.
Toasting the oats.
Appetizing murkiness.
Essential stirring tool.
Almost done. The last 10 minutes.
Steel Cut Oats
1 T Butter
1 C Steel Cut Oats
3 C boiling water
1/2 C milk
1/2 C Buttermilk*
Brown Sugar

Melt butter in sauce pan then add the oats and toast 2-3 minutes. Add the boiling water and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the milk and 1/4 C buttermilk and stir, cook for 10 more minutes. Add cinnamon and brown sugar to taste and drizzle with some of the remaining buttermilk. The bowl above got clobbered with all 3. "Bam!" - to quote Emeril

*I didn't have any buttermilk so to make my own... 1/2 T white vinegar to 1/2 C milk, combine and leave it be for 5 minutes. - Ta Da 

A very hearty breakfast with staying power. Will have to remember this the next time I go hiking! Have you ever made Steel Cut Oats? What do you think of them?



  1. I LOVE steel cut oats, I often cook them in the crockpot overnight so they're ready in the morning.

  2. Hi Megan, Thanks for your note! I'll have to give the crock pot a try. It would be great to wake up to a warm breakfast that's ready to go!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...