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Steel-Cut, Stone-Ground, or Rolled Oats?

Saturday, June 08, 2013

In the last few months, I've started eating oatmeal at least 3 times a week for breakfast. I found it to give me energy for quite some time, and it's filling!
The rest of the time, I will do an egg white omelette or an egg variation. My servers have seen this change and one asked me questions on which is healthier.
I found this source to be consistent with others I've researched....

For me, it's all about taste & consistency. I don't use any milk. I like it thick...mortar worthy thick! I also add walnuts, raisins, a Tbsp of pure maple syrup, and a Tbsp of brown sugar! Occasionally, I will substitute raw honey for the syrup & sugar and blueberries for the raisins. That's how I roll!

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    I LOVE Oatmeal...it is one of the world's GREAT wonders as far as I'm concerned! emoticon I like it better in the winter months in hot FL...but with a splash of Almond milk, fresh blueberries and walnuts it will do for a few cooler (when does THAT happen) Florida mornings. We are further south than you...so it's almost sub-tropical here 24/7. I'm a die hard smoothie girl...fruit or green during the summer. emoticon oh...and I ALWAYS have my green tea with macha and sencha first thing! emoticon YUM!
    1803 days ago
    boil water - throw in 1/2 cup old fashioned oat meal - swish it around and take off the burner. Add a sprinkle of flax seed and small amount of dried fruit. ...keeps me full all morning.
    1807 days ago
    I like my oatmeal the way you do.......super thick. I always thought it was weird to add milk to it.
    1808 days ago
    I too eat oatmeal - but have cut back to 1 T of maple syrup
    1808 days ago
    I love me some oatmeal, but not in the hot FL summer!
    1809 days ago
  • OWL_20
    Old-fashioned for me, w/walnuts, flax seed, and frozen blueberries, maybe a splash of almond milk. In the colder months I use a little pumpkin puree. Have never tired the steel-cut oats though...may have to give it a shot.
    1809 days ago
  • ACTIVE_AT_60
    Nutritiondiva is a great resource. Of course food is a matter of taste ... my personal preference is quinoa over oatmeal.
    1809 days ago
    Thanks for the info. It answered a lot of questions for me. emoticon
    1809 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Good article. Thanks!
    1809 days ago
    I eat Old Fashioned oatmeal frequently for breakfast or before bed snack. I cook it in the microwave a 60% power for 6 minutes. I really like steel cut oats, too, though, but often have it with beans instead of rice for lunch. I usually make it in my rice cooker. I don't do syrup or honey and usually eat mine totally unsweetened, or with fruit, although occasionally I indulge in a little Splenda. I know you guys get more calories so can do things like syrup, but I would be hungry if I spent my measly calories on honey or syrup. I like skim milk with mine, but sometimes skip it. My husband can't stand milk on oatmeal; he likes butter or margarine, which seems funny to me, but to each his own!
    1809 days ago
    Interesting article. The only "raw" oats would be the whole oat groats or the Irish/Scottish cut oats. The rolled oats were steamed... so if you want raw, you soak one of the unsteamed varieties.

    Guess it is all about preference. I like the texture of Irish &/or steel cut. Rolled oats seem too processed for my tastes, even though they are about the same nutritionally.
    1809 days ago
    A doctor told me they were best for you when eaten raw. So my choice is uncooked rolled oats with chia seeds, raisins, cinnamon and unflavored yogurt, plus a liitle sweetener. Just love it and takes only minutes to prepare.
    1809 days ago
    Love oatmeal - if only it didn't spike my blood sugar.


    Glad you can eat and enjoy it!!
    1809 days ago
    I have eaten the irish style steel-cut oats for twenty
    years pretty much every morning. I only cooked them
    for about 16 minutes which leaves them chewy and
    delicious. it also lowers they glycemic effect.

    I have them with fresh blueberries and a little
    soy milk. This is one of my favorite parts of
    the day. Yum emoticon
    1809 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/8/2013 6:55:02 PM
    I do a 1/2 cup of steel cuts everyday. I add a small amount of butter, chia, and brown sugar to the pot at the very end, and then when it has cooled off, I dish it up in individual containers for the week. I eat a piece of fruit or berries along with my oats.
    1809 days ago
    Very informative, thanks!
    1809 days ago
    Excellent article, and pretty much the same as what I've seen before: it's all about taste and texture, and I switch off between the types, depending on whimsey or how much time I have. emoticon
    1809 days ago
    My favorite!! And love it thick unless I'm doing overnight Muesili. There is so much you can do to change up oatmeal. Don't forget you can add chia seed And flax!
    1809 days ago
    Sounds good. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1809 days ago
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