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I never really ate it growing up, but I love oatmeal cookies and oatmeal bars, but eating it hot just is GROSS to me. I don't know, the only way I know to make it is with butter and sugar, gross, and with maple syrup, gross. How do you eat it? I know the health benifits, and I hear it helps with milk supply when breastfeeding. Soooo, any suggestions?
 

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I soak it overnight with a tbsp of yoghurt. This help you digest all the good stuff much more readily, helps it cook faster, and makes it creamier. In the morning I strain out the water and add milk and cook it until it's creamy, not thick and goppy. I then add chopped nuts and dried cranberries or blueberries and a little drizzle of honey or agave nector.
 

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I hated oatmeal until I tried steel cut oats and fell in love. Regular rolled oats tastes lot hot soggy cereal to me. Steel cut oats are smoother and more porridgy. They can take a while to cook...I usually just start them in the morning first thing and they're done by the time I've given the boys breakfast (they won't eat oatmeal), made their lunches, showered, etc. But I've also cooked them in a small crockpot overnight.

I make mine with water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk I top it with a bit of butter, honey, and pumpkin pie spice. I'll mix in a little extra 1/2 and 1/2 if it's too thick or if I'm just feeling indulgent. Yum!
 

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I started making it this way for my kids and discovered that it is really quite good: Mash about half a banana into the bottom of the serving bowl, mix in the cooked oatmeal, add a sprinkling of raisins, a sprinkling of walnuts, some cinnamon, and then pour in a little milk (or soy milk, or half and half, whatever floats your boat) and stir. Delightful.
 

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Originally Posted by luvmy2boys View Post
I hated oatmeal until I tried steel cut oats and fell in love. Regular rolled oats tastes lot hot soggy cereal to me. Steel cut oats are smoother and more porridgy. They can take a while to cook...I usually just start them in the morning first thing and they're done by the time I've given the boys breakfast (they won't eat oatmeal), made their lunches, showered, etc. But I've also cooked them in a small crockpot overnight.

I make mine with water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk I top it with a bit of butter, honey, and pumpkin pie spice. I'll mix in a little extra 1/2 and 1/2 if it's too thick or if I'm just feeling indulgent. Yum!
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I make mine with all water, but steel cut oatmeal is so much better than the rolled oats. I really can't stomach eating the rolled kind (unless in cookies, etc). I just finished a batch of McCann's Irish steel cut oats, which took about 30 minutes to cook. I recently switched to another brand (cheaper) and they cook in about 15-20 minutes and tastes the same. I can't remember the brand, but it comes in a see-through bag instead of the box or tin can. I add a bit of cinnamon, and a touch of maple syrup or brown sugar. Yummy!
 

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I eat steel cut oats instead of the "regualr" rolled type- I like the texture more.

I've been putting some variation of honey, chopped apple, raisins, banana slices, flax meal, hulled raw sunflower seeds, raw almonds, raw walnuts, dark chocolate chips, and random dried fruits in mine!
 

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Thank you for all the great suggestions. I will definatly try the steel cut oats, and I would LOVE the recipe for the baked oatmeal also!
 

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I make steamed oatmeal. The oats stay separate and are fluffy. Then I mix in some half-n-half, brown sugar and nutmeg.

Here's the method:

Bring half a saucepan of water to boil over high heat. Add salt to taste and oats (1/2c. to 3/4c. per person) and boil for 3 minutes. Drain the oats into a strainer. Add about an inch of water to saucepan and bring to a boil. After the water boils, turn off heat and place strainer with oats on top, cover with a lid and steam for 8-10 minutes. Yum!!!
 
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