Two-Oatmeal Oatmeal

I know what you’re thinking; everyone already knows how to add boiling water to the stuff in the round carton with the the old white haired dude on it. Well, yeah, but what I have to offer is so much more flavorful, chewy, and just downright interesting that I have to share it with you. The proportions that I indicate are for one serving. Just multiply the amounts for however many people you’re cooking for. As a rule of thumb, use exactly twice as much water as oats.

Why do I use two kinds of oatmeal? I love the chewiness of the steel cut oats. They take a minute or so longer to cook, but when they’re paired with the regular rolled oats that make up most oatmeals, the flavor and texture is something special.

I prefer to add fresh blueberries to the oatmeal. I also love fresh raspberries, but any added fruit is delicious. Raisins are a terrific choice if fresh fruit is unavailable.

Two-Oatmeal Oatmeal
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A quick, filling, warming breakfast with lots of texture, flavor, spice and fruit. This will more than tame your appetite til lunch!
Servings Prep Time
1 1 min
Cook Time
10 min
Servings Prep Time
1 1 min
Cook Time
10 min
Two-Oatmeal Oatmeal
Print Recipe
A quick, filling, warming breakfast with lots of texture, flavor, spice and fruit. This will more than tame your appetite til lunch!
Servings Prep Time
1 1 min
Cook Time
10 min
Servings Prep Time
1 1 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place the two oatmeals in a medium sized saucepan, then add the salt, sugar substitute, and cinnamon. Add the water and stir to combine all the ingredients. Taste the water to make sure you have a good balance of sweet to salt to spicy tastes. Add a smidge more sugar substitute, salt, or cinnamon to taste.
  2. Turn heat on to medium and bring the oatmeal to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and, stirring often, cook the oatmeal until the water is absorbed and the oatmeal thickens, about 5 minutes. Taste a tiny bit of the steel cut oats, checking for tenderness. You'll probably want to cook the mixture another 3-4 minutes to obtain a chewy tenderness to the bite.
  3. If you have fruit or berries to add to the oatmeal, stir it in now and let the fruit heat up just a bit before serving. Serve with additional sugar substitute, if desired, and milk, half & half, or cream.
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