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Real Oatmeal

Steel-cut oats, also claled Irish oatmeal, makes a heartier, chewier oatmeal than the pressed old-fashioned or quick oats.

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  • Makes: 3 servings
  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Start to Finish: 25 mins

Real Oatmeal



  1. In a 2- to 2-1/2-quart saucepan bring water and salt to boiling. Stir in oats. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until oats are just tender and the liquid is nearly absorbed. Makes 3 (2/3-cup) servings.

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Creamy Real Oatmeal:

Prepare as above, except add 1/4 cup milk to the water and salt (watch carefully as milk will foam when mixture comes to a boil). Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Top your hot cooked oatmeal with dried fruit (cherries, raisins, tropical fruit bits, chopped dates), nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds), shredded coconut, brown sugar, maple syrup, and/or milk or half-and-half.

Nutrition Facts (Real Oatmeal)

    Per serving:
  • 153 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • 2 mg chol.,
  • 205 mg sodium,
  • 25 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 7 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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