Steel Cut Oats (Scottish Oats)

Puts “oatmeal” to shame!

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup steel cut oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Handful of dried fruit (cherries or cranberries are good)

Bring the water and milk to a simmer in a wide bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, add oats, and toast, stirring constantly until they are fragrant and golden.

Stir the toasted oats into the simmering milk/water mixture, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer gently for 20 minutes until it resembles gravy; stir occasionally.

Stir in the salt, and the dried fruit. Continue to simmer for about 5 to 10 more minutes until the oats absorb almost all the rest of the liquid and the oats are creamy.

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. A stirred-style fruit yogurt on top is delicious.

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