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Food: Heart Healthy Steel Cut Oats (Happy Valentine’s Day!)

February 14, 2014

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In perhaps my lamest Valentine’s Day post ever, I give you Alton Brown’s recipe for Steel Cut Oats (with minor modifications). He says it serves 4 at 142 calories each, but I’d say it serves 2, so that would mean this is about 300 calories (before toppings). This took a good 45 minutes to make, but it’s worth it on a weekend. And my Valentine said it was the best oatmeal he’s ever had, so that’s a pretty good endorsement.

1 tablespoon butter
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups boiling water
1/2 cup whole milk (you could definitely substitute 1% or skim milk here)
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk

Optional toppings:
brown sugar, cinnamon, berries, greek yogurt, peanut butter, jelly, etc.

In a large pot, 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 the buttermilk with the oatmeal . Stir gently to combine and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until it reaches a consistency you like. Spoon into a serving bowl and top as you like.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2014 10:33 am

    Looks amazing! :-)

  2. Ken "The Safe Driver" Frederick permalink
    February 14, 2014 2:01 pm

    This would be even better if it included a side(s) of bacon!

  3. Lawrence Demase permalink
    February 16, 2014 6:52 pm

    The blueberries looks good.

  4. Ken permalink
    February 17, 2014 12:48 am

    Larry – The Blueberries are from Whole Foods in Arlington. The fresh fruit there is always great, but apparently Kate was taught by real experts in how to pick the best Blueberries (Larry) and Men (Pat)!

    Enjoy! Ken

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