Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Steel-cut oats help!

Alright, I finally bit the bullet and bought some steel-cut oats. I'd like to either cook them in the pressure cooker or the slow cooker overnight. Anyone have a good recipe? I did a search of the food blog but nothing came up. Thanks!


Alissa said...

Well, I have only made them in the crockpot once, and I didn't love them. I just used the oats, water, some chopped dried apricots and cinnamon. I didn't like the texture or flavor, so I didn't bother to post it.

I have found that I really prefer my oatmeal made with milk rather than water, but I've been reluctant to make the steel cut oats in the crockpot with milk. I'm not sure how that would turn out. Would the milk separate?

What I DO plan on trying next time is this, Alton Brown's recipe, which combines water and half-and-half. If you try it first, let us know how it turned out!

gwen said...

I have eaten them but never made them in a slow cooker!

Kelly said...

I eat steel-cut oats every day for breakfast and I make them in my 1.5 Qt crockpot (thanks, Alissa!). I use a rounded 1/2 C measure, 1/4 tsp salt and about 3.5 C water and cook on low for about 8 hrs-ish. I happen to like the texture of oats made with water but you can always add milk in the morning when you serve it. Also, I throw in a bunch of frozen blueberries right before serving. This is enough for 2. Hope this helps.