How to Make Steel Cut Oatmeal Taste Better
Making steel cut oatmeal taste better will depend on your own personal taste and what you personally feel the dish is lacking. Find out how to make steel cut oatmeal taste better with help from a nutritionist, chef and media personality in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Jackie Newgent, chef, dietitian and cookbook author and what I want to show you today is how to make steel oatmeal taste great. So a lot of old people are used to kind of old fashioned oatmeal, a little intimidated by the steel cut oats because they take a little bit longer to cook and they're not as familiar with them so instead of like one cup of water to one half cup of oats we're going to use two cups of water but I did something a little different and I made them creamier and how i made them creamier is instead of two cups of water I did one cup of water and I did one cup of almond milk but any kind of plant based milk or regular milk is going to be great to provide that creaminess, whichever one you enjoy. So now that I have creamy oatmeal, you can go two different ways with this. You can make this sweeter or you can make it spicier and nuttier or you can kind of get really nutty and go kind of all of the above. So to create a little bit of extra sweetness here you can do a little drizzle of honey and I would say maybe about two teaspoons is a good amount of honey and for oatmeal I like to go a little heartier on the oatmeal so this is a wildflower oatmeal and about a half a teaspoon of vanilla extract but that's up to you, again how much you want to use the vanilla extract so it provides sweetness just as is even though there's no sugar and this is going to seem a little odd to some of you but just a tiny pinch of salt and that just kind of helps to balance all of that sweetness. So now we have sweet and creamy steel cut oats and to finish this up we can make it spicy and nutty. So let me pour some of this into our mug and okay so to make it spicy I'm going to use a little cinnamon and that's considered a sweet spice so it even ups the sweetness a little bit, so a little pinch of that and if you want to go a little crazier, this is kind of a more a Mexican flair, a combination of cinnamon and cocoa, cocoa powder so a little pinch of that as well and you can do one or the other. I kind of prefer the cocoa myself and then to finish this up I have sliced almonds that, the all natural almonds so you have nice texture and color on the almonds and that is it. So now you have a cup of steel cut oats that's creamy and sweet and spicy and nutty, kind of all of the above and all it takes is about 30 minutes on the stove top. My trick for making steel cut oats cook even quicker is instead of spending 30 minutes on the stove top I cooked them for just nine minutes. I put them in the refrigerator, stir them a few times and leave them overnight chilling and then in the morning all you have to do is just reheat it. So it doesn't really get much simpler than that. So I hope you enjoy and please visit my website at Jackienewgent.com.