How do you make these taste good? I just made a bowl, added dried fruit, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla extract, but it doesn't have much of a taste at all.
>How do you make these taste good?
That depends on you.
After I cook them in water and salt for 30 mins, I mix them into a simmering mixture of ½ cup (118ml) almond milk, some brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and a little bit of peanut butter. Comes out nice and creamy.
It's something yuropoors and /fit/ fags (the ones who ask how to make boneless, skinless chicken breast interesting every single day) eat.
it's honestly horse feed. If you can't afford something better than just deal with your situation and sort shit out.
I've honestly never been able to get a bowl of it down, and the sweet crap everyone always suggests only makes it less palatable.
3 C steel cut oats (AKA pinhead oats)
1 C H2O
Small crock pot
Mix up the oats and water, turn on slow cooker about 10 at night, wake up to perfect oatmeal. Seriously. Add some half-and-half, some honey and a little bit of cinnamon.
i actually like oats. you know, the traditional oats that you put on the stove for 5 minutes and eat. i think they are tasty on their own, sometimes i add butter to them.
are they really that bad? and is there really a difference between "steel cut" and normal?
There are steel-cut, rolled, "instant" oatmeal is made of rolled oats which have been partially cooked, I believe... "Steamed and pressed"
Instant oatmeal often has a bad reputation for being an inadequate whole-grain food. During processing of instant oatmeal, food manufacturers spend extra time pressing and steaming oats, so they require less cooking time. Instant oatmeal is a whole-grain type of oatmeal, just like whole oats. The biggest difference is that instant oatmeal breaks down rather quickly in your gut, since it undergoes extra processing. This makes instant oatmeal high on the glycemic index, explains Dr. Melina Jampolis, a California-based physician and nutrition specialist. The glycemic index is a scale that evaluates foods based on how quickly and how high they raise your blood sugar. You may feel hungry shortly after eating a bowl of instant oatmeal.
Steel-cut oats, or Irish oatmeal, are made from whole-grain kernels called groats. Manufacturers cut groats into two or three pieces with a sharp steel blade. The result is steel-cut oats. This type of oatmeal is low on the glycemic index. Instead of causing a spike in your blood sugar, steel-cut oatmeal allows it to rise slowly. Your blood sugar stays at a stable level for an extended period of time before it drops back down. This effect should keep you feeling satisfied for hours after you eat steel-cut oatmeal at breakfast.
Old-fashioned oats are made by steaming and rolling whole groats. You may also see these types of oats in packaging labeled "regular" or "rolled" oats. Old-fashioned oats are lower on the glycemic index than instant oatmeal. As an added bonus, old-fashioned oats tend to cook quicker than steel-cut oats. If you want a low-glycemic index oatmeal, but don't have the time to wait for steel-cut oats to cook, old-fashioned oats may be a good fit for you.
damn i bought old fashioned oats today. should have gone with steel cut. i just assumed the difference was minimal and "steel cut" was a way to make it sound fancy and raise the prise.