Basic Oatmeal with Steel-Cut Oats

Serves 6

4 cups water

1/2 tsp. salt

1 ⅓ cups steel-cut oats

- stir-ins, as desired: maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, fresh fruit and warm milk or half-and-half


In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil; stir in oats. Cover and simmer until the oats are just tender and the liquid is nearly absorbed (25-30 min.).

Good to Know: You can also make this recipe in a slow cooker. In a 3 ½-4 quart slow cooker, combine 6 cups water, 2 cups steel-cut oats and 1 tsp. salt. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hrs. or on high 3-3 ½ hrs.