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I like steel-cut oats, but don't like the watery texture. Adding a little bit of rolled oats near the end of cooking makes it creamier and more appetizing.

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  • I am with you on the watery texture on the steel oats, another idea that has helped me is to take fruit (adds a natural sweetness so nothing else required) and blending it until it has a thick but not too blended texture and mixing it in...helps with the oversaturation. Using fruits like fresh blueberries or white peaches work the best because of their consistency. :O) - by CANDR723
  • I make mine in a crockpot, adding apples or pears and cinnamon, and just a little butter. There is no excess water then, and I zap a portion in the microwave for the rest of the week. Made like this there,s no need for extras to make it palatable. - by FIFIFRIZZLE
  • I use 4 cups water to 1 cup of steel-cut oats. Bring the water to a boil then add the oats. Cook at a medium low, stirring occasionally for 25 to 30 minutes. When cooked like this, I never get watery oats. And they come out creamy and delicious everytime. - by MIKXOC
  • I loved steel cut oats! I think you may need to cook them a bit longer to get rid of some of the moisture. I cook mine at the beginning of the week, and then I don't have to worry about it!
    If you boil a bit longer, then add ground flax and cinnamon. MMmmmmm! - by LH16739
  • Thanks for the tip... - by MARTHAR3

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