I’m not going to say that oatmeal is my favorite thing to eat for breakfast. And I’m not going to say that this recipe for steel cut oats has changed my life. I am, however, going to say that this recipe for steel cut oats has changed my opinion on oatmeal.
Steel cut oats are the less processed form of oatmeal. Old-fashioned oats or instant oatmeal are made from rolled oats, but steel cut oats are, as it sounds, cut instead. This changes the texture completely, from a soft, mushy cereal, to a nutty, slightly chewy bowl of oats. Really, steel cut oats remind me more of rice than they do the gross packets of oatmeal that I was used to.
This recipe is based on the flavors of those little packets of peaches & cream instant oatmeal, but is so much tastier!
Peaches and Cream Steel Cut Oats
Adapted from Hannah is Hungry
- 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup canned peaches, chopped
- 1/2 cup peach juice (from the canned peaches)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 Tablespoons of whole milk or cream per bowl
1. In a medium pot bring 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats, 3 cups water and a couple pinches of salt to a boil.
2. Turn down to a simmer and let it go for 25 minutes.
3. Add 1 cup chopped canned peaches and 1/2 cup of the peach juice. Continue cooking for 10 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency.
4) Scoop into 4 bowls and top with chopped walnuts and and a little bit of whole milk or cream. You probably won’t need added sugar because the peaches sweeten it up.
Note: This oatmeal reheats well. We ate it just one serving at a time, and kept the leftovers in the fridge for about a week while we ate through the whole pot.