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Steel cut oatmeal

odatlynn May 31, 2011 03:38 PM

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

  1. todao May 31, 2011 03:49 PM

    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.

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      rainey May 31, 2011 08:30 PM

      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
        ospreycove Jun 1, 2011 04:42 AM

        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. Chemicalkinetics May 31, 2011 08:41 PM

        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.

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          magiesmom Jun 1, 2011 04:28 AM

          fry it up like polenta.

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            redfish62 Jun 1, 2011 05:21 AM

            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.

            1. EKJunction Jun 1, 2011 10:40 AM

              A double boiler w/ a little butter.Above all- be gentle. This will require attention ...your inbox can wait ;-)

              1. THewat Jun 1, 2011 10:50 AM

                I put cooked left-overs in the fridge, where they thicken substantially. I reheat by putting a lump of them in a saucepan on low heat with a little extra milk or water & stirring until the liquid is incorporated & all is warm. I don't notice any change between the first day & later days.

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                  LUV_TO_EAT Jun 1, 2011 02:57 PM

                  Easiest way to make steel cut oats. Add 3 parts boiling hot water to 1 part oats. Cover and leave it overnight. Next night, add bit of milk//water microwave 1 minute, add desired toppings and you're ready to eat. I usually make a few days worth of oat breakfasts at a time. Keeps in fridge ready to go.

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                  1. re: LUV_TO_EAT
                    LisaPA Jun 27, 2011 08:17 PM

                    I think you mean next morning? Anyway, I do this in a coffee thermos. Oats, boiling water, a stir and lid on overnight. Next morning I pour off any excess water, dump the oats it into a plastic container with dried fruit (usu cherries or cranberries) and a dollop of honey or syrup. Reheat when I get to work. This way you can make a single serving.

                    1. re: LUV_TO_EAT
                      will47 Jun 27, 2011 08:26 PM

                      If you have a rice cooker with a timer (and a porridge mode), that's even easier.

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                      Leepa Jun 3, 2011 07:32 AM

                      Steel cut oatmeal made with apple cider is da bomb! Use apple cider for about half of the water.

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                        arp29 Jun 3, 2011 08:56 AM

                        Love this idea, Leepa! Thanks!

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                        sunflwrsdh Jun 3, 2011 08:02 PM

                        I'm one of the people who make a batch of steel cut oats on Sunday and reheat them throughout the week. I use one cup of steel cut oats and 4 cups of water, bring to a boil, turn down and simmer for 30 minutes. When I reheat, I usually chop one whole apple in with about 1/2 cup of the cooked steel cut oats, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Reheat in microwave for 2 minutes. Eat with about 1/2 cup almond milk.

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