Why is switching your clocks forward as terrible as it is? When my alarm went off this morning I felt like I could have slept at least another couple hours.
A few days ago, I got a comment asking me the steps to making my steel-cut oatmeal. I was so excited to get this question! So here is the answer.
Steel cut oats take about 45 minutes. This is much too long if you want a bowl of them on a weekday. This is what I do to speed up the cooking time.
I weigh out 40 grams of steel cut oats. This turns out to be a little less than 1/4 cup.
Next I measure 1 cup of water.
Combine the oats and the water in a pot. Cook the oats on high, with the lid on the pot, and boil for about 3-4 minutes. Watch the oats as they boil, the oats may boil over if unsupervised (something that happens to me almost every time I make them). After 3-4 minutes is over, turn of the heat and leave stand over night with the lid on the pot.
In the next morning the oats should look something like this.
Turn the heat to medium, and add in whatever you like in your oats! This morning I added half an apple.
Other options could be pumpkin puree, half a banana, or berries.
I also added a little water to slow the cooking process so that the apples would have enough time to get soft.
When the oats absorb the rest of water it's time to shut off the heat, and to add the remaining ingredients that need much less time to cook. Today I added cottage cheese and cinnamon.
You could also add egg whites (make sure the heat is off before you pour them in and whisk very quickly for about a minute), other spices like nutmeg or cloves, or nuts.
Pour the oats into a pretty bowl and add your favorite toppings. Today I added a few more apple pieces, granola and a scoop of ultra creamy natural peanut butter. So simple and delicious.