July 15, 2010

Breakfast of Champions

Dr. Oz says a bowl of steel cut oats is a breakfast for champions but waiting 30 minutes for them to cook in the morning just isn't feasible in my house. I want that extra 30 minutes of sleep!

Luckily I stumbled on to a method of cooking steel cut oats the night before and so far it has worked out perfectly.

Easy Steel Cut Oats
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups water
Bring to a boil, cover, remove from heat and go to bed!
*you can use any amount of oats to feed your family, just remember the ratio is 1 to 3

The next morning the oats are perfect and you can reheat them on the stove again or in the microwave- whichever is your preferred reheating method.

I add milk, frozen raspberries, unsweetened coconut flakes, honey (or agave nectar) and cinnamon and pop it in the microwave for 1 - 2 minutes. Even Ozzie gobbles it up!

For those interested here are some benefits of steel cut oats:
  • Steel-cut oats are essential grains which are full of nutritional value, rich in B-vitamins, calcium, protein and fiber while low in sodium and unsaturated fat.
  • One cup of steel-cut oats contains 8g of fiber.
  • Steel-cut oats are whole grain oats, the inner portion of the oat kernel, which have been cut into two or three pieces rather than flattened. Because of this it takes longer to digest, making us feel fuller for a longer period of time.

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