Prepping oatmeal and packing it to go
Unfortunately, the cooking time for groats and steel-cut oats is longer than for other types of oats, but you can pre-cook them the night before and finish cooking them in the morning. You can even cook them in your rice cooker. To make things really convenient, cook up a big batch of oats in advance and divide it into several freezer-safe, microwave-safe, bowl-size containers.
For breakfast, heat one in the microwave, then add some milk, nuts or fresh fruit and you’re good to go…and go and go. Or just grab a container from your freezer as you’re heading out the door and microwave it at work as a snack.
The Internet is full of sites with ideas on how to cook groats and steel-cut oats, so try a few different methods until you find the one that works for your lifestyle. There are some excellent suggestions at Versagrain.com, so start here—and start enjoying your newfound energy.
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