- Quick oats, which cook in one minute,. If I want a hot breakfast this is usually what I turn to, but I mainly use them for baking.
- Old fashioned oatmeal that takes five minutes to prepare. In our house, though, its usually not eaten in a bowl, but toasted as the main ingredient in granola.
- Steel cut oats, which have to simmer for 30 minutes before they're ready to eat. Because they take so long they're a rare treat.
EASY OVERNIGHT STEEL CUT OATS (makes 4 servings)
Pour 4 cups water into a medium saucepan. Put the pan on the stove, turn the heat to high, and bring the water to a rapid boil. When the water boils stir in 1 cup steel cut oats and a pinch of salt. Let the oats cook for 1 minute. Turn off the heat, cover, and let the pot sit overnight.Hubby Tony and I were eating at different times, so we nuked our individual servings in the microwave, which worked well. The first day I topped mine with brown sugar and raisins, and the second day mashed a ripe banana into the bowl.
In the morning reheat the oats. Stir in your favorite toppings, then eat.
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