Today is National Oatmeal Day!
Alton Brown's Recipe for Steel Cut Oats
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups boiling water
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large saucepot, melt the butter and add the oats. Stir for 2 minutes to toast. Add the boiling water and reduce heat to a simmer. Keep at a low simmer for 25 minutes, without stirring.
Combine the milk and half of the buttermilk with the oatmeal. Stir gently to combine and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Spoon into a serving bowl and top with remaining buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. 4 servings
My Recipe for Normal Slowish Cooked Oats
2 cups water
1 cup oats
2 T brown sugar
In a normal sauce pan, boil the two cups of water. When the water is boiling add the 1 cup of oats and reduce heat to low. Cook until the oats are thick and when you shake the pan the oats barely move. Stir occasionally. Dump into two bowls and add 1 T brown sugar to the top. Enjoy! 2 servings.
Other things you may like to add: chunks of apples, maple syrup (if you are out of br. sug), milk.