James Bond looks ready for just about anything, anytime. Something tells me he eats a good breakfast before starting his day. It’s not like he can time his break, or know exactly when he’ll be free for lunch. He may not even get lunch, he’s so preoccupied with catching the bad guys.
So when he does eat a good breakfast, it may look like Toasted Steel Cut Oatmeal 007. Guaranteed to give you strength throughout the morning and fill you with superpowers, oatmeal is a superfood, after all.
This savoury style of oatmeal is reminiscent of risotto. Enjoy it any time of day for a delicious and nutritious meal.
Toasted Steel Cut Oatmeal 007
- 1 c steel cut oats
- 3 c water
- 1 c 1% milk
- 1 t – 1 T unsalted butter (follow your diet conscience)
- 1/4 t sea salt
Toasted Steel Cut Oatmeal 007 Garnish per potion
- 10 grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 T grated parmesan
Heat the water and milk to a simmer in a pot, on medium heat. Melt the butter in a frying pan, over medium heat. Add the oats to the butter, and stir for 2 minutes to toast. Add the oats to the heated milk, and cook on medium-low for about 30 minutes, stirring and adding the salt at half time. Allow the oatmeal to set for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish to your taste. Serve 4, stirred, not shaken.
The ungarnished oatmeal can stay in the refrigerator and get reheated as required. Add a little water, then heat in the microwave on power 7, stirring to get an even texture.
- This oatmeal recipe is based on the America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook. They put science first, so their methods are sound. Thanks to Shelley Alper for passing on this Steel Cut Oatmeal recipe suggestion.
- For a whole slew of fabulous oatmeal recipes, take a look at the Kitchn’s Rethinking Oatmeal: 7 Savoury Morning Recipes.
- FYI my MD recommends a daily dose of good quality steel cut oatmeal, which has cholesterol lowering properties. If it’s good enough for James Bond…
- Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides (omtimes.com)
- Slow-cooked apple cinnamon oatmeal. (ourdinnerconversations.com)
- Banana, peanut and coconut oatmeal (theback40.org)
- Oatmeal in Jars: How To Make a Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes – Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn (thekitchn.com)
- How To Cook Steel-Cut Oats for Breakfast the Night Before (thekitchn.com)