Thursday, August 12, 2010

Steel Cut Oats
If you love oatmeal as much as I do, and you haven't tried steel cut oats yet, you must!!
Steetl cut oats are oats that have been cut into a few pieces rather than being rolled. So they are not flat like your typical oat flakes. The consistency of the oatmeal is a little creamier than regular oatmeal as well, and a little chewy. They take longer to cook as well, up to 30 minutes, but its sooo worth it! I was actually able to find a quick cook version and it only takes 5-7 minutes to cook!
After they cook, I pour them into the bowl and add some butter and brown sugar! Yum!! Even my daughter loves to share them with me!
Steel cut oats are very healthy. You are getting a serving of 100% whole grains! They are also an excellent source of fiber and protein, so its a great way to begin your day!
There are so many versions of oats out there. Be sure that you pick a carton that says "Irish Oats", "steel cut" or even "coarse cut oats".
When feeding your children, you want to ensure they are getting 100% whole grains. Skip the flavored oatmeals in the stores. Grab a carton of steel cut oats and you can tailor it to their liking by adding in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and even sprinkles. My son loves sprinkles in his oatmeal!

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