While going through the dry goods of the pantry, I discovered something new about myself.
I am an impulse shopper.
At least in the grocery store.
I found several bags of steel-cut oats and to my knowledge, I've never actually tried steel-cut oats. How could I know if I, or anyone in my family, would like steel-cut oats?
I didn't. Hence, the impulse shopping label.
And since I'm also frugal to a fault, those oats needed to be used.
Is it still name-calling if the names are directed to myself, from myself? Hmmm...
I found this recipe in a cookbook called, Romancing the West.
Aptly titled, since my entire family is smitten with this recipe!
(You know I had to go there.)
Steel-Cut Nutty Oats
3 cups water
1/2 t. sea salt
1 cup steel-cut oats
1 cup pecans, chopped
Optional: fresh/frozen/canned fruit, sweetener of choice, cinnamon, cream, butter
In a preheated 400F. oven, toast the oats and pecans for approximately 5 minutes. Watch closely or the nuts will burn. Bring water and salt to boil. Add oats and pecans. Reduce heat to simmer, place a lid on saucepan and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
We added bananas, cinnamon, pure maple syrup and raw cream.
Contented moaning is optional.