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Rediscovering Oats

January 20th, 2006 at 04:09 am

I've always hated oatmeal. I thought it was disgusting, all gooey and yucky. I loved oatmeal cookies (without raisins or nutmeg please), but oatmeal itself - YUCK.

I've discovered steel-cut oats. They aren't as cheap as rolled oats, but they are soooo good. They have a nice chewy, nutty texture and flavor. Not gooey at all. A new frugal breakfast.

They take longer to cook (20 minutes or more) but they store very well in the fridge. So you cook a big pot at night, put them in a container and stick them in the fridge. In the morning, get up, dish out your bowl and heat it up in the microwave. And if you do it right, you can make 3 days' worth at a time.

Now I just need to figure out which fruit to add. I have frozen strawberries and blueberries. Both are very large, so they'd be an overpowering flavor. I want something with a simple flavor, apples would be nice, but I don't want to take the time to cut them up every morning.

1 Responses to “Rediscovering Oats”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I like to sprinkle cinnamon on top of my oatmeal and add sugar-free maple syrup to it. I cook it up in a big pot too and just microwave individual portions in the morning.

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