Mornings Made Easy: Steel-Cut Oats
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Steel-cut oats are steel-cut grains of oats that have been chopped into small pieces. They’re also known as pinhead oatmeal, Irish steel-cut, or Scottish steel-cut oats.
Steel-cut oats are nutty in flavor and chewy in texture for an extra satisfying breakfast. The steel-cut oats UK, or pinhead oats, is a type of s steel-cut oats that contain steel blades to cut the whole oat groats into small pieces.
Steel-cut oats are a type of porridge oat. They have been cut into smaller pieces, which makes them cook more quickly and stay the whole length. Steel-cut oats also tend to be chewier than other types of steel-cut oatmeal because they don’t get ground up as much in the milling process.
How To Make Steel-Cut Oats
Steel-cut oats are a great way to get your morning off to a healthy start. You can cook steel-cut oats in the crockpot or microwave for an easy breakfast, or cook steel-cut oats on the stovetop for a more hands-on approach. That’s not all steel cut oats have going for them though!
These hearty grains also offer lots of fiber and protein while being low in sugar and carbs. Plus steel-cut oat recipes come with seven different ways you can enjoy steel cuts – from cereal to porridge, steel-cut muffins to cookies!
Benefits Of Steel-Cut Oats
Steel-cut oats are one of the most popular types of oatmeal in the UK. They are preferred for their chewier texture and nutty flavor.
One key benefit of steel-cut oats is that they have a lower GI than other types. What this means is steel-cut oats will keep you feeling fuller longer because it takes more time to digest them.
Steel-cut oats are a great source of protein and fiber, which keeps you full longer than most breakfast items. Steel-cut oatmeal is also low in sugar compared to other breakfast options. Starting your day with steel-cut oatmeal is an easy way to keep your blood sugar regulated for the rest of the day.
Steel-cut oats are a great source of fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates! They offer several health benefits including improved digestion, cholesterol regulation, heart disease prevention, and weight management.
For those with gluten sensitivities or allergies, steel-cut oats are a good alternative because they do not contain gluten.
Steel-Cut Oatmeal Recipe
Oatmeal is an essential breakfast meal, but it can get boring. Steel-cut oats are a great alternative to regular rolled oats and they only take about 20 minutes to cook!
They have more texture than traditional oatmeal and they don’t taste like cardboard (like some other healthy foods). Try this recipe for steel-cut oats the next time you want to change up your morning routine.
How To Make Steel-Cut Oats In Five Easy Steps:
- Soak the oats overnight (optional)
- Rinse them, add water and a good pinch of salt
- Put them on the stovetop, bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20-30 minutes
- Cook until desired consistency is reached, stirring occasionally
- Add any of your favorite toppings. Enjoy with some honey, cinnamon, nuts, fruit, or anything else you might like!
Give Them A Try
So there you have it, the recipe for a perfect breakfast. Steel-cut oats are easy to make and delicious. They can be customized any way your heart desires because of how versatile they are.
Plus, steel-cut oats will keep you full all morning long! If this sounds like something that would work well into your routine, then we recommend adding steel-cut oats into your day!