SHILOH FARMS Organic Steel-Cut Oats are made from organic hulled steel cut oat groats. Unlike rolled oats, which are steamed, rolled, and toasted, steel-cut oats are much less processed, ensuring that you receive nearly all of the nutritional benefits of the whole grain. Each oat groat is coarsely chopped into just 2-3 pieces, producing a much heartier, chewier texture and a more robust flavor.
Oats are a great source of fiber and complex carbohydrates, which will leave you feeling full and energized. They are also high in protein, a host of essential minerals (especially manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc), and B Vitamins (particularly thiamin, folate, and riboflavin). Steel-cut oats are relatively low glycemic index, making them a good option for those with diabetes.
Sometimes called Irish or Scottish Oats (since they are traditionally used to make porridge), steel-cut oats can be eaten alone as a cereal, added to baked goods, or even used to thicken soups and stews.
To Cook: Add 1 part of steel-cut oats to 4 parts of boiling water. Cover and simmer until water is absorbed, about 40-50 minutes.
Other Cooking Tips:
1. Soak Overnight: Before going to bed, boil 4 cups of water in a pot, turn off the heat, and add 1 cup of steel-cut oats. Cover the pot and leave overnight. In the morning cook over a low heat for 9-12 mins.
2. Pre-Toast: Toast the steel-cut oats in a preheated 300°F oven for approximately 20 minutes. Place the oats in a tightly sealed container and store in a cool place until ready to use.
3. Make Ahead: Prepare several days worth of steel-cut oats in advance, then store individual servings in your refrigerator until required. To reheat, add a little liquid along with the pre-cooked steel-cut oats to a pan, cover, and heat over low for about 5 minutes.
1. Enjoy as a hot cereal, served with milk and your favorite toppings and sweetener. Mix things up and try out different combinations. Some suggestions: honey with chopped figs and mint; maple syrup with toasted pecans and dried apples.
2. Try a savory play on oatmeal by topping with bacon, chives, and a fried egg.
3. Add small amounts to baked goods, like pancakes and muffins, for a heartier texture.
4. Use to thicken and add substance to soups and stews.