How about some whole grain goodness for breakfast?
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Craisins, Raisins, Slivered Almonds, Flax Seed Meal, and Buttermilk
I used to eat Quaker Oatmeal (the one that comes in the big cardboard cylinder) all the time when I was growing up. I even used to eat the packets of microwaveable oatmeal that come in different flavors (sometimes I'd just eat it straight out of the packet! the things you do when you're in college...). I never knew there was anything else besides rolled oats.
And then I saw the "Oat Cuisine" episode on Good Eats that introduced me to steel cut oats. Steel cut oats are whole oat grains that have been cut with steel knives instead of being rolled flat. They have better texture, but take longer to cook.
After watching that episode, I wanted to get some. But most supermarkets either don't sell it or sell it in small bags like those from Bob's Red Mill. Around here, if you want to get your steel cut oats in bulk, you can find them in Whole Foods Market.
I riffed off of the Food Network recipe and added more stuff than just cinnamon. We always have craisins, raisins and slivered almonds sitting around for using in different recipes like scones, bread, or even salads. I added some flax seed meal for extra fiber. Topped it all off with the buttermilk, and added just a touch of agave nectar for sweetness.
I like this oatmeal because it has great texture and flavor. I also like it because of the extra fiber to clean me out :-)
What do you like to put in your oatmeal? Leave a comment and tell us about your favorite oatmeal toppings!This post was entered in the Weekend Breakfast Blogging: Grains in My Breakfast roundup, created by Nandia and hosted by My Diverse Kitchen.
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