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vanity021 May 5, 2009 09:32 PM

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?

  1. MyySharona May 6, 2009 01:25 AM

    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.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

    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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      powella May 6, 2009 02:46 PM

      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.

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        LauraGrace May 6, 2009 05:31 PM

        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!

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      jencounter May 6, 2009 07:49 AM

      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.

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        spiredem Jan 18, 2010 09:30 AM

        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!

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          spiredem Jan 22, 2010 03:44 PM

          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!

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            Kaliforniaman Mar 22, 2011 11:35 AM

            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.

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              sparkareno Mar 22, 2011 12:42 PM

              I love Silver Palate rough and thick oatmeal.

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                JudiAU Mar 22, 2011 03:25 PM

                Lightly toast oatmeal, add two cups water and let sit overnight. Add two cups milk and bring to a boil (carefully, can bubble up) gentle simmer for 15 minutes. We usually add some flax seed. Freezes well.

                http://www.jambajuice.com/products/st... Note that each of Jamba's versions have an ingredient list. It looks like soy milk is an ingredient in each, perhaps because they want the flavor but not the dairy.

                We use any brand of organic steel cut oats, usually from Whole Foods or Trader Joes. Same price.

                I often top it with Trader Joes glazed pecans. Yum.

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