Megan's Steel Cut Oatmeal

This recipe is adapted from a site I have enjoyed for some time.  Until today I had never tried steel cut oats but in my endeavor to improve out diets it was time!  They are good!  I especially like the nutty flavor from toasting the oats before cooking.  I served with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.  Delicious!

Ingredients for Steel Cut Oatmeal:

1 T. butter
1 C. organic steel cut oats
3 1/4 C. filtered water
1 C. whole milk
1 T. natural cane sugar
1/2 t. kosher salt
maple syrup and blueberries or whatever you enjoy

Using a cast iron or other heavy skillet melt the butter.  Add the oats and stir toasting until fragment and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.  Set aside.

Take a heavy bottomed 2 1/2-3 quart saucepan and add the water, milk, sugar, and salt.  Being to a simmer watching closely as this can quickly boil over.

Stir in the toasted oats.  Adjust the heat to a slow simmer and partially cover the saucepan.  Cook stirring occasionally to keep from clumping for 25-30 minutes.  The cereal will still be a bit loose.  Not to worry!  It will continue to thicken.  Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to rest for a few minutes with the lid still partially covering.  Then serve hot with fruit, maple syrup, brown sugar, or honey.   Yield 4 servings.

WARNING;  While this was tasty it did NOT agree with me and have been up all night!  Feeding the rest of the package to the critters and wishing them well!  If you make this try a partial serving the first time out to be sure your system will handle it gracefully.  Just a word to the wise.....diane

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