One of my new favorite foods are steel cut oats. I stumbled upon them by accident one day while trying to buy normal looking oatmeal. After doing some research, I found out that these are actually the healthiest/least processed versions of oats you can buy. They have a chewier texture and nuttier flavor that is simply delicious. Although they are not considered paleo and generally frowned upon by the CrossFit community because they are a grain, I could care less. I love them. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
I usually make a large batch for the week so I don’t have to worry about making them every night and eat a bowl every morning at work. They are naturally low in fat and high in fiber so are not only good for you, they also work wonders for the poops. Yes…I said poops. The only downside to them is that they take ~20 min. to cook (hence why the instant options are so popular). However, because I make oats in bulk, I only have to make them once or twice a week.
To be honest, I was kind of upset when I opened the container and saw little seed looking things. I was so used to the instant stuff I didn’t even know what real oats looked like.
For myself, I usually make about 1/3-1/2 cup of oats per serving. For every cup of oats, you add 4 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and stir in oats. Then you reduce the heat down to low and let simmer for 15-20 min. or until it reaches a consistency you like.
Every morning, I add in a bit of milk and brown sugar and mix it all together before I take it to work. Instead of adding a whole bunch of sugar, you can add fresh fruit (bananas or berries) to the mix for a healthier meal.
Thanks for reading and happy pooping to all!