My Go To Perfect Morning Oatmeal

I love oatmeal. For years I used to eat  Quaker Instant Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal.  Loved the stuff. Then I noticed all the stuff that was listed as ingredients on the side of the box. Junk I never heard of, must less able to pronounce.  I wanted a change.

Luckily, I remodeled my apartment and now have a full blown kitchen. I like to cook everything from scratch with natural ingredients. One of the first things I tackled was oatmeal. First, I had to find the best oatmeal that had nothing but oatmeal as the ingredients.

While many people swear by McCain’s, I found the real oatmeal connoisseurs loved Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. It has just  one ingredient-whole wheat oats. I tried it and was blown away. Unlike any kind of oatmeal I’d ever tasted. No artificial taste. Just pure oatmeal. Now it was on to take this oatmeal up another notch devising the perfect recipe.

You can cook oatmeal any number of ways, including in a rice cooker, slow cooking overnight, double boiler, microwaving and the traditional boiling on the stove.

My favorite and quickest, not to mention the easiest is boiling them for about 10 minutes.

Here’s my recipe

My Go To Perfect Morning Oatmeal

Serves 1 or 2

1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats

1/2 cup Milk (I use vanilla soy milk, coconut or almond milk, use whatever you like)

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon sugary spice (i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice)

1-2 tablespoons pure honey or molasses

A few nuts (I like pecans or walnuts)

1/2 cup blueberries or any other fruit

Want to take your oatmeal to the next level?

I got this idea from Cook’s Illustrated and it really adds to the flavor and unfortunately- unhealthy.Before you boil the oatmeal, add a dable of butter to a saute pan over medium high heat, then throw in the oatmeal and cook for 1-2 minutes. Man, this really gives it a nuttier flavor. I do this once a week on my “free” eat anything I wanna day.

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