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
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Real Oatmeal
Ingredients
2
cups water
1/4
teaspoon salt
2/3
cup steel-cut oats
Directions
  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.
From the Test Kitchen
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.

Toppers:

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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