Thursday, December 31, 2009

Steel Cut Oatmeal

This information was taken from "Delicious Meets Nutritious Xagave" Cookbook.

You can purchase the Xagave cookbook via my web site: I have enjoyed using this cookbook. It has lots of colorful pictures and great recipes.

Xagave is an organic manufactured sweetener. Xagave is a great sweetener to use as it cuts the calories in your baked goods and has nutrients in the sweetener unlike white sugar. You will love using it with your baked goods.

Steel Cut Oats
Steel cut oats are the oat groat cut into two or three pieces. When cooked, it has a nutty, crunchy taste and texture. It is also referred to as Irish oats or Scottish oats.
Cooking Instructions for Steel Cut Oats:
Four cups of water to one cup of oats. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. If you want a ready breakfast in the morning, put them in the crock pot overnight on low. (use a 3 to 1 ratio of water to oats in the crock pot.) If you have leftovers, they can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in the microwave. Top with Xagave.

So, how can you make steel cut oats out of your oat groats (this is the berry form of the oat kernel)? The Nutrimill grain grinder has a coarse setting much like cream of wheat or you can use your Bosch blender, pulsing the grain several times to get the right cuts.

Rolled Oats
These are made by steaming the groats and flattening them with a roller and are the type most people are familiar with because they are referred to as "Quaker Old Fashion Oats." They cook more quickly than steel cut oats and have a smoother, softer consistency when cooked.

Cooking Instructions for Rolled Oats: Two cups water to one cup of oats. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Top with Xagave!

You can enhance your rolled oats by using the Family Grain Flaker to make fresh rolled/flaked oats. See my web site: for more details. Below is a pic of fresh flaked oats!

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