I made this super creamy and delicious oatmeal recipe made of steel for a friend last weekend, and they adored it. I was a little surprised, because this is just my old way to make oatmeal. But over time, I slightly updated this simple recipe, and this method allows you to get a very thick creamy oatmeal with a slight taste. And it is easy!
If you are not familiar – oatmeal is made from whole oatmeal. This is called a steel cut due to the way the grits are crushed into small pieces. They look smaller than regular oats, but they cook much longer. The result is a more chewy texture and a nutty flavor. I like it!
But again – they take much more time than regular oatmeal. Cooking oatmeal on the stove takes about 1 hour. And I'm not going to stand on the stove for an hour in the morning! So I like to make them in a rice cooker. So I can put everything in there … go running … and then go back home to a warm bowl of oatmeal. (And then you have the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow!)
I do them with Real Californian Milk so they are super creamy. Milk adds a good amount of protein. The combination of whole grains and protein is folded to keep you longer. And recent studies show that it is important to get enough protein at every meal — basically, distribute your intake throughout the day. One cup of milk contains about 8 grams of protein. Plus, there is something comforting in a warm bowl of oatmeal that is so nice.
Note: I have this rice cooker. He has no porridge, so I use the option of brown rice.
When will it be done:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Mix the oats, milk, water and salt in a saucepan.
Place in a rice cooker and set to fit your machine. Choose a porridge setting, if you have one, or a brown rice setting.
When this is done – stir and add a banana (first cut or break it with a fork) and cinnamon,
It's done! Top with your favorite oatmeal fillings like nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, chia seeds, honey etc.
Spread the leftovers in separate containers for a quick grab and have breakfast tomorrow.
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Printing means it is made from Real California Milk – from dairy farms throughout the state.
I want more?
Since you have been preparing breakfast for several days … how about planning your snacks?
Snacks are an important part of healthy menu planning, and there are many ideas in this post that will help you with this. This is a combination of salty and sweet snacks, so that everyone will find something for themselves.
6 healthy protein ideas
or try it
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REER: I had these oatmeal sliced with steel, with the addition of banana, cranberries and almond oil. Soooo good !!
This post is in partnership with Real California Milk. All opinions are my own.
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