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May 31, 2011 03:38 PM

Steel cut oatmeal

I made this oatmeal today for the first time and it was wonderful. A whole lot better than the packets I buy! You make this for 4 servings. Should I keep it in the fridge? Also, how do I warm it up in the am? TIA

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  1. I don't often have left-overs but if I do, depending on its consistency, I sometimes drizzle on some milk and warm it in the microwave. I store the dry product in a sealed glass container in the cupboard and the cooked "left-overs" in the fridge. Once you've experienced steel cut oatmeal you'll never go back to the instant or Quaker stuff.

    1. If you've made multiple servings what you haven't yet eaten will keep wonderfully in the fridge. I make enough at a time to last a 5-day week.

      It could firm up in the fridge. I make mine with 2 parts steel-cut oats and 1 part ground flaxseed meal. That definitely firms up. Nevertheless, I put a serving in a bowl and microwave it for 2 minutes. It softens up again but a stir and a little milk added at the table still improves it.

      Steel-cut oats were a revelation to me a couple years ago. I now buy it in the 4-pound resealable bag that Whole Foods sells. So much cheaper than the can of McCann's and we whip through 4 pounds in no time at my house.

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      1. re: rainey

        rainy.....You can get Steel cut oats for a better price at most health food stores that sell bulk grains. Organic and conventional is readily available. prices range from $.79 to 1.39 lb.

      2. I do prefer steel cut oatmeal as others have suggested. On the other hand, it is much easier and faster to make the Quaker stuffs. Like you, I also have problem with left-over oatmeal. They just don't taste the same once they are refrigerated. Microwave does not seem to soften back unless I add more liquid (water or milk), but by then the finishing products are diluted. It just does not taste the same.

        1. fry it up like polenta.

          1. Lots of people make a batch on Sunday and eat it all week long, like others have said add some liquid and nuke it to warm it up.

            I add some raw steel cut oats to my protein shakes sometimes, it's like eating really hard little nuts.