I made this super creamy and delicious steel-cut oatmeal recipe for a friend last weekend and they praised it. I was a little surprised because it’s just my way of cooking oatmeal cut into steel. But I’ve updated this easy recipe a bit over time and this method makes super thick, creamy oatmeal with a hint of sweetness. And it’s easy!
If you are
not familiar, steel-cut oats are made from whole oat groat. It is called steel cutting because of the way the grain is cut into small pieces. They look smaller than regular oatmeal, but take much longer to cook. The result is a more chewy texture and nutty flavor. I love it!
But again, they take much longer than regular oatmeal. Cooking steel-cut oatmeal on the stove takes about 1 hour. And I’m not in the business of standing on the stove for an hour in the morning! So I like to make them in a rice cooker. This way I can put everything there… Go for a run… And then he comes home with a hot bowl of oatmeal. (And then you have leftovers for tomorrow’s breakfast!)
I make them with Real California Milk to make them super creamy. Milk adds a good amount of protein. The combination of whole grains and protein adds up to keep you fuller longer. And recent studies suggest that it’s important to get enough protein at each meal, basically spreading your intake throughout the day. One cup of milk has about 8 grams of protein. Also, there is something comforting about a warm bowl of oatmeal that is very satisfying.
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Note: I have this rice cooker. It doesn’t have an oat setup, so I use the brown rice option.
- cup oatmeal, cut into steel
- cups Real California milk 2 cups
- 1 teaspoon
water 1/4 teaspoon salt
When done: 2 ripe bananas
- nut butter, fruit…)
ingredients (honey, sugar, nuts,
Mix oatmeal, milk, water and salt in the rice cooker
Place in the rice cooker and fix it according to your machine. Choose porridge settings if you have one OR brown rice settings.
When done, crush the banana
with a fork, add the banana and cinnamon to the oatmeal and stir to combine.
It’s done! Top with your favorite oatmeal ingredients like nuts, nut butter, dried fruits, chia seeds, honey, etc.
Divide leftovers into separate containers for quick take-out and eat breakfast tomorrow
. *Look for the Real California Milk seal
when shopping for dairy
The seal means it’s made with Real California milk, from dairy farms across the state.
Since you have breakfast prepared for a few days now… How about planning your snacks too?
Snacks are an important part of planning healthy menus and this post has a variety of ideas to get you started. And it’s a mix of savoury and sweet snack options, so there’s something for everyone.
Healthy Protein Snack Box
or try these
5 quick and healthy smoothie recipes, one for every day of the week!
RER: I had this oatmeal cut into steel and covered it with more banana, blueberries and almond butter. Very good!!
This post is in partnership with Real California Milk. All opinions are my own.