Even if you don't like oatmeal, (which I love) I think you should give steel cut oats a try. They are nothing like rolled oats. Steel cut oats are the whole oat kernel, or groat, that his been cut with a steel blade. They can be hard to find and expensive at a regular grocery store. I buy mine in bulk from Sunflower Market for under $1/lb, I'm sure they're available at Whole Foods or any other health food store. They take quite a bit longer to cook, but are so very worth it!
Steel Cut Oats
- 3 1/2 C water
- 1/2 C milk
- 1 C steel cut oats
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
In a Dutch oven, bring the water to a boil. Add oats. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until oats have thickened and the water is almost absorbed. Add the milk and vanilla if desired, cook about 5 more minutes or until thickened to desired consistency.
Makes 3-4 servings.
If you don't have the time to cook them in the morning, you can do them over night in the crock pot. I've never cooked them that way, but I'm sure a quick Google search will bring you several recipes.