Hearty Irish Oatmeal
Many people don’t want to take the time to cook delicious Irish oatmeal. But 10 minutes of preparation the night before makes this breakfast, made of steel-cut oats, really fast! Of course, if you don’t have time to plan ahead, old-fashioned rolled oats cook in about 5 minutes once the water is boiling.Newsletter Sign Up
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.
- The night before: put the oats and water in a small saucepan and put it on the stove. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. (When a liquid boils, you can tell because it starts to bubble.)
- As soon as it boils, turn off the heat and let it sit until it cools to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
- Cover and refrigerate at least overnight and up to two nights.
- In the morning: Remove the cover. Put the saucepan on the stove, and turn the heat to high and bring to a boil.
- As soon as it boils, lower the heat to low, and cook until the water is gone and the oatmeal is tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add whatever toppings you like and serve right away.
Add any of the following toppings to each serving:
- 1/4 cup skim or low-fat milk
- 2 tablespoons chopped apples, pears, or fresh berries
- 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, raisins, dates, apricots, or cherries
- 1 tablespoon lightly toasted chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds
- 1 teaspoon flax seed
- 1/2 teaspoon wheat germ or wheat bran
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup, honey, agave syrup, or brown sugar