January 29, 2010

Cinnamon and Sugar Steel Cut Oatmeal

If you haven't ever had steel cut oats, it is a chewy texture and takes a long time to cook-- usually you simmer it for 30 minutes on the stove top. I like this recipe because you soak the oats overnight and you can cook it 8-10 minutes in the microwave and it's yummy and healthy.

1 cup steel cut oats
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups milk
sugar to taste

In a large nonmetal bowl mix together all the ingredients except the sugar, cover and chill for 8 to 24 hours. When you cook it in the microwave the key is to have a large bowl so it doesn't boil over in your microwave as easily. Cook for 2 minutes and stir, then repeat until it has a thick consistency. You can also transfer to a medium saucepan, heat to just boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until oatmeal is done, stirring occasionally. To serve, stir in sugar to taste and additional milk to make desired consistency. Makes 3-4 servings.