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Old 10-20-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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Steel Cut Oatmeal

I've been eating a lot of oatmeal lately. I've been jazzing it up with a little brown sugar, honey, or butter. I've bought a tube of instant, I've bought a tube of old fashioned, and now I want to try my hand at steel cut (pinhead) oats. I know they'll take a long time to cook, but I'm wondering if I can cook them and save them in the fridge for a few days, or in the freezer for a week or so. Surely these would be better reheated than instant.

What do you think?

Also, what are your favorite things to put on oatmeal? I've been trying to keep it really cheap lately.

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Old 10-20-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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I recently bought a tube of McCann's Irish Steel-Cut Oats at Costco. They are delicious. I cook them in my little rice cooker, and keep a tub of them in the fridge for the week. I like them with golden raisins, sometimes craisins, maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:14 PM   #3
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mccann's is the choice of irish folk everywhere. it's sort of a joke in the emerald isle that if it's not mccann's, it's from english sewers.

i like to put grade f maple syrup on mine, or apples and cinnamon.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:33 PM   #4
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I get mine from Trader Joe's...."Quick Cook Steel cut Oats". It cooks in 8 minutes, and I can't tell any difference from the long cooking McCann's.

I use maple extract, brown sugar, golden raisins, and a pat of butter and milk on the top.

Steve doesn't want milk on the top.....is that "normal"?
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:37 PM   #5
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i'm with steve. never had milk on top. gonna have to try that. thanks k-l.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:39 PM   #6
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I second the choice of McCann's and, yes, you can absolutely make up a large batch and keep the leftovers in the fridge (although you may have to thin it out a little with water or milk when reheating).
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:19 PM   #7
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I eat steel cut and cook them in a little 6 pan. I usually add some rasins, or a few chopped, dried prunes..mixed with a little bit of milk and topped with brown sugar....never thought of doing a big batch.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:04 PM   #8
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Look what you can do with the McCann's can and a permanent marker. I gave my son the tin full of cookies and this is what he returned.

Some catmeal for a dog's breakfast.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:16 PM   #9
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Steel cut oats can also be put into soups in place of rice or barley. It's very good. Just make sure you don't put too much in, or you'll have soup flavored oatmeal. It taste's good, but if I want oatmeal, then it's for breakfast, and not savory.

Flavors that work with steel cut oats are as follows, and not all inclusive:

Freshly sliced strawberries, blue berries, craisins, raisins, golden raisins, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, cinnamon, peach slices or cubes, apple, nutmeg, vanilla, and others.

For a treat, add brown sugar and vanilla, with a bit of salt to make butterscotch flavored oats.

Most fruit preserves, jams, and jellies work with the steel cut oats too.

Cocoa with sweetener, and a bit of milk is good too. I could go on. Instead, I'm going home.

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Look what you can do with the McCann's can and a permanent marker. I gave my son the tin full of cookies and this is what he returned.

Some catmeal for a dog's breakfast.
Now that's cute Lizzie!!
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