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Oatmeal versus Oatmeal

Breakfast

Instant oatmeal nuked in the microwave. Splenda and milk were added later.

Breakfast
Steel cut oats cooked the night before and stored in the fridge in a class bowl with foil on top. Cut the congealed mess in half inside the glass bowl and pull out the half-mass to a new bowl (above). Nuked for 1.5 minutes with a splash of water. Brummel & Brown, brown sugar, milk. Worth eating at home versus work? Maybe.

By the way, I always use just water to cook my oatmeal and not milk.

I was disappointed yesterday when I saw that I was out of regular oatmeal. That’s not too bad cooked in the microwave for a quick warm breakfast. But I tried the instant anyway. I think I’m done with it. It was like eating a sticky gloppy mess.

Yes, steel cut oatmeal may take longer than instant (or regular oatmeal in the microwave) but steel cut wins in taste and texture!

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4 Responses

  1. I’ve been hearing a lot about steel cut oats from my frugal friends, but I haven’t gotten up the nerve to try them yet. I’ll have to look next time I’m at the co-op. I’m glad your comment brought me back here…I’m astonished by how many interests we have in common!

  2. Steel cut really is incredible. I was raised on regular oatmeal and will still keep it around for quick microwavable/stove-top meals — and cookies. I saw a good selection of steel cut oatmeal at Trader Joe’s. I guess that’s what is next for me — expansion. I wonder if there’s a difference in brands….. Hmmm…. šŸ™‚ Aw shucks! Yes, we do have quite a few things in common. šŸ™‚

  3. Steel cut is awesome. But getting thick-cut rolled oats (that’s what I use) is also a quick, easy, and inexpensive breakfast. Nuking them is cool, but just pouring boiling water on top and letting it sit yields a thick oatmeal that isn’t goopy.

  4. Thick-cut rolled oats? I don’t know if that’s what they have at the store but will check next time I’m there. I’ll have to give it a whirl! Thank you šŸ™‚

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