Steel Cut Oatmeal Buffet

Life is busy! Sometimes I forget to take a step back and revert to a place in time when life moved at a slower pace.  I'm talking about breakfast.  I usually grab and go during the work week with my standard organic banana, greek yogurt, and Nature's Path Organic Apple Pie Crunch granola bar.  

This morning I decided to take a slower path to breakfast and prepared a steel-cut oatmeal buffet.

I started off with organic steel-cut oats.  Cooking time for steel-cut oats can very depending on if you soaked the oats over night or not.  I usually do not soak the oats.   I cooked two servings of oats as follows:

  1. 2 Cups Water
  2. 1/2 Cup Steel-Cut Oats
  3. Pinch of Salt
  4. Love

Bring water to a boil.  Add oatmeal and salt.  Stir and return to boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook the oats 20 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  The longer you cook the oats, the softer they will become. Very the cooking time to your liking.  

Toppings -- These are the toppings I prepared.  Please share your favorite toppings in the comment section below.

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  • Diced Apple
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Golden Raisins
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey, Brown Sugar, or Maple Syrup
  • Milk
  • Love

There are many good reasons to eat steel-cut oats.  Eating just one serving of oats will fuel your body with fiber, iron, and protein.  I remember my Grandmother eating oatmeal everyday for breakfast.  She lived to be 93.  I think this is one of the many reasons she lived so long.  It certainly couldn't hurt.  What do you think?

City Girl

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