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Steel Cut Oatmeal

Has anyone tried steel cut oatmeal and how do you like it? Whats the difference between that and rolled oats?

Mon. Oct 3, 6:41pm

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It takes longer to cook. LOL

Monday, October 03, 2005, 6:52 PM

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def. takes longer to cook...sometimes an hour...but it also has a much nicer texture and a nuttier flavor. It isn't as sticky and gelatenous as instant oatmeal, and has a little more oomph than regular (non-instant) oatmeal. All in all, I like it lots better.

Monday, October 03, 2005, 9:49 PM

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instant oatmeal is mush...ick!

haven't tried steel cut, but sounds yummy.
personally, i like the old fashioned quaker oats. they are not mushy like instant, yet convenient (microwave w/ water) add soy milk and fresh fruit (strawberries, apples, peaches, raisins)...maybe some cinnamon!

Monday, October 03, 2005, 10:04 PM

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Steel cut is the best! Worth the extra time. Better for you and tastes better!

Try cooking with a cinnamon stick in the pot, a tablespoon of raisins, and when it's ready to serve, throw in a tablespoon of pecan pieces that you have sauteed dry in a skillet until you smell their nutty aroma .

Monday, October 03, 2005, 10:42 PM

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I've heard steel cut is really good, and I've heard you can re-cook it, as well. But they are more expensive, and take longer to cook.

I myself like Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. Really tasty, and only takes about 5 minutes to cook. Much better than instant or quick -- it's like a different food altogether. I eat it everyday.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005, 9:40 AM

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crock-pot 'em!

I cook up steel cut oats in my crock-pot. Just put the oats, water and any flavoring (like dried fruit or a little bit of cinnamon or vanilla) in the pot and cook on low overnight. Makes breakfast quick and your house smells great in the morning! I make enough so that I have breakfast for a few days (I refrigerate the extra portions in microwavable containers and take them to work.)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005, 10:26 AM

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Love the crock pot tip. Thanks! I did look for them one time at the store and they are a little pricey in comparison to old fashioned oats. They were like $7.xx for a small can. Is this right? Oprah talks about them all the time on her show. She loves them. I mean, if Oprah loves them, how can we go wrong? Right??? :)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005, 11:35 AM

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They are a little pricey, but they definitely go a long way. I live alone, so I don't have kids or anyone scarfing all my food, but one jar can last me for months (I don't have them every day...I do like the poster above said, and make a big batch, then eat it all week.)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005, 11:38 AM

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Thanks for all the comments. I love the crock pot tip and will try it. Do you just follow the directions or do you have to alter it? I didn't find them to be so expensive, in fact just the opposite, I paid $2.89 for a 24 oz bag. Quaker is more then that (at least in my area)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005, 4:31 PM

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TO above poster: what brand of steel cut is cheaper than Quaker?

Just wondering what brand you bought for $2.89 for 24oz...

I live in NYC, and a lot of food is expensive compared to the rest of the country (or so I believe, although some friends who moved to KS say that they're surprised that food can be MORE).

Anyway, let us know the brand -- if nothing else, I can look for it online...

Wednesday, October 05, 2005, 11:20 AM

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