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. steel cut oats base tutorial .

After years of experimenting with different oat preparation techniques, this one is by far my favorite, and I use it as the base for all of my bowls of oats.

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What you’ll need: (serves 1)

  • 1 cup water (or milk)
  • pinch of salt
  •  ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ banana
  • 3 Tbsp. steel cut oats + 1 Tbsp. scottish oats/oat bran

Steel cut oats are more compact than rolled oats, which is why one serving is ¼ cup instead of ½. You can use a whole ¼ cup of steel cut instead of adding the scottish oats, but I find that the combination of the two leads to a slightly creamier consistency. I use Bob’s Red Mill for both kinds:

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What you’ll need to do:

1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a small pan over medium heat. When water is boiling, add oats.

2. Reduce heat slightly just until oats are gently bubbling. Allow them to cook for ~20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to thicken and most of the liquid has been absorbed.

 

3. Reduce heat to low and slowly stir in your egg white. You’ll need to pour and stir at the same time to prevent the egg from setting before it can be fully incorporated into the oats. The important thing to remember here is to add the egg white gradually and mix continuously. Allow it to cook for ~10 minutes.

4. When the egg white has set and been fully absorbed by the oats, add in ½ of a thinly sliced banana and ¼ tsp. of vanilla. Stir like crazy before allowing to cook for an additional 10 minutes.

 

5. Remove oats from the heat and allow them to cool for a few minutes. This will allow them to thicken up a bit more and give them a more doughy/cakey/creamy consistency.

6. Transfer to bowl and garnish with the toppings of your choice!

 

 

Happy Eating!

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53 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2011 6:49 pm

    Oh YUM!!! I love steel cut oats, and I have a whole bag of it downstairs. 😀

  2. July 21, 2011 3:55 pm

    Made this for dinner the other night! Yum! I never really liked the steel cut oats but this way made them so much better 🙂 love love love you blog girl!

  3. Patty permalink
    July 28, 2011 1:20 am

    only 4 T of oats – does that leave you full? it looks like such a tiny portion!

  4. August 4, 2011 1:14 pm

    wow! can’t wait to try this oat technique 🙂 thanks!

  5. August 31, 2011 6:57 pm

    Steel cut oats make for such a yummy breakfast 🙂 I love your explanation of the process too, I’ve never had eggy oats before and these look amazing!

    I agree with Patty though, 1/4 cup seems too little to keep even me sustained – and I’m tiny and 5 foot 2! I also wanted to ask if there was a particular reason you went for the egg white over an egg yolk or whole egg? It’s the yolk that has all the yummy nutritious goodness mmmm

    • August 31, 2011 8:34 pm

      I love eggs, but not in my oatmeal. I’ve tried adding whole eggs before, and they become far too gluey and dense. The white alone makes them fluffy and light, which is what I want 🙂 And 1/4 cup of steelies is the same as 1/2 cup of rolled – they’re just more dense.

      • September 1, 2011 1:58 am

        I understand what you mean about the whites making it lighter, all makes sense now 🙂
        When I read your post I instantly thought of using a chia egg in replacement of the egg for that same fluffy texture, I might have to try it both ways!

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