March 17, 2010

Breakfast is served

Lately I have been neglecting breakfast. I know it's a bad habit to start and even harder to break. I always make sure the girls eat breakfast, we have been talking about nutrition and what makes a good meal, but I hardly ever take my own advice. So today I decided to fix the breakfast problem and make a big pan of steel cut oats. YUMMM sort of…. I've used Alton Browns recipe from the food network as a starting point, but made some changes to make it a little healthier for me. The trick to it is to NOT stir it after adding the boiling water. Just let it bubble on its own for 25 minutes then add the milk. I like to add golden raisins to the pot and a pinch of brown sugar to my bowl. The raisins give it a nice sweetness so I don't over sugar the oats. After it cools a bit I put it in a plastic container and keep it in the fridge so I can heat it up quick every morning.

Steel Cut Oats
Adapted from Alton Brown, food network

1 T butter (I skip the butter and just toast them dry in the pan)
1 C steel cut oats
2 ½ C boiling water
½ C Soy milk
Raisons/Craisons (optional)
Brown Sugar (optional)
Cinnamon (optional)

Melt butter in large sauce pan. Add oats and toast for a few minutes until brown and nutty smelling. Add boiling water, reduce to simmer 25 minutes, NO STIRRING. Add soy milk and Raisons if using to pot, stir, cook an additional 10 minutes.

Place in individual bowls adding brown sugar and cinnamon to taste.


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  2. Hi,

    my first time here, you have a lot of life happening around here. THis oatmeal is my favortie in winter. (which is almost every day here, in Copenhagen).