Sunday, July 12, 2015

Steel-Cut Oats VS. Rolled Oats...What's The Best Choice?...Recipe For Frozen Steel-Cut Oatmeal...So Good!!

Sometimes it's so overwhelming and confusing to eat clean and healthy. Steel-Cut Oats vs. Rolled Oats vs. Overnight Oats vs. Quick Cooking Oats vs. No Oats at all. What's the best choice?? There seems to be only a very slight difference between Steel-Cut and Rolled Oats. The biggest factor on the side of Steel-Cut Oats is the lower Glycemic Index ~ besides that it really just depends on taste preference. I'm trying Steel-Cut Oats first and then I'm going to give Overnight Oats with Rolled Oats a try. 

This is from and article by Mandy Oaklander with Prevention Magazine online.


I just recently found this recipe for Frozen Steel-Cut Oatmeal. I used Walden Farms Pancake Syrup** because it doesn't have any sugar, calories, fat, carbs, or gluten. Loved it!! I topped mine with blueberries and chia seeds. Delicious!! 

This recipe makes enough for seven breakfasts if you use three "oatmeal muffins" per serving

(This recipe: Calories: 226 Fat: 2.3g Carbs: 43.8g Sugar: 11.9g)  

(Per my Organic Steel-Cut Oats and Walden Farms Pancake Syrup: Calories: 171  Fat: 3g Carbs: 30g  Sugar: 0)

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups steel-cut oats
7 tablespoons pure maple syrup**
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

  • Bring water and salt to a rolling boil. Pour in oats, stir, and reduce heat to simmer, cooking for 30 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Lightly grease 21 out of two 12-cup muffin tins, and pour in the oatmeal.
  • Freeze flat for five hours. Remove pan from the freezer and allow to thaw for a few minutes. Using a butterknife, gently pop the oatmeal "muffins" out of the pan, seal in a freezer bag, and keep frozen.
  • When you're ready to eat, place two to three in a bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!




3 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of Oatmeal, but never gave a thought to the type of oats. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    1. I love oatmeal also and this recipe is so good. Let me know if you try it. :)

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