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May 5, 2009 09:32 PM

How to make Oatmeal like Jamba Juice

I love the Steel Cut oatmeal at Jamba Juice, But can't afford to buy it every morning. I would love to make a batch to have on hand at home. Does anyone know what they do to make it taste so yummy.

Also, is there a brand of steel cut oatmeal that is good?

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  1. I haven't tried the oatmeal at Jamba Juice yet, but I recently started buying steel-cut oatmeal as part of my higher fiber, lower glycemic index energy experiment (doesn't that sound fancier than "diet?").
    Anyway, I can't help you with brands, since I just buy it from the bulk section, but the recipe I found is a sure winner.

    I don't use buttermilk (never have that stuff around) and I use 2% milk instead of whole. It still comes out great.

    I make a batch every Sunday and it lasts me through Friday morning. Heats up nice and fast with no loss in flavor or quality. I just throw whatever fruit i have around on top and I'm good to go!!

    Hope this helps.

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    1. re: MyySharona

      Lazy woman's approach: before retiring for the night, bring one cup of steel cut oats and three cups of water to a boil, then turn off and cover. In the morning, voila! Your oats are done, ready to be reheated and accessorized. I buy in bulk from my local coop but have tried other brands like McCann's, it's all the same to me as long as it's steel cut and preferably organic.

      1. re: powella

        Amen. That's exactly how I do it and it turns out perfectly every time. I've tried Bob's Red Mill brand and Quaker brand, but I usually buy in bulk. Yum!

    2. I've not had Jamba's oatmeal, so I can't help you with a recipe.

      In terms of favorite brand: McCanns is delicious - I've found Trader Joe's has the best price. I've also bought something called Coach's Oats at Costco; all the flavor of steel cut, but in five minutes instead of 30.

      1. Jamba's Berry Cherry Oatmeal is exceptional. I'm a lifelong oatmeal eater and it blew my mind it was so good! It is apparently "slow cooked oats mixed with soymilk and topped with glazed pecans, premium dried fruit (including cherries, cranberries and blueberries)" I'm going to try powella's method of making the oats, subbing half the water with Soymilk. I'm also on the lookout for a good glazed ppecan source. Will let you know if it comes close!

        1. Try powella's method but use soymilk - it somehow significantly speeds up the cook - checked mine in 2 hours and it was perfect - just like jamba's!

          1. I watched them put it together yesterday! They use a whole container, 30 oz., of Country Choice Irish style Steel cut Oatmeal. They used a giant container of tap water, and put the mix in a huge crock-pot.