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Happy National Oatmeal Day (yesterday!).

October 30, 2010

Steel Cut Oat's Cousin, Rolled Oats.

Um, when did so many random foods start getting their own days, and who exactly brought them into existence? Whatevs, let’s celebrate:

Whipped Banana Sucanat Oatmeal (2-4 servings)

1 C Steel Cut Oats

3 C water

1 Large Ripe Banana

1 Generous Pinch Sea Salt

2 Tablespoons Sucanat

Put oats and water in a pot and cook on low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. When oats look about ready, add banana slices and whip furiously until banana dissapears. Mix in salt, top with sucanat, add any additions/toppings, enjoy!…or make a huge batch and keep in the fridge for easy oat access.

Veggie Additions: Whip in some pumpkin puree OR use a hand blender to incorporate shredded carrots/zucchini (a la carrot cake/zucchini bread)
Topping Suggestions: Chopped Walnuts/Pecans/Almonds, Butter

Why Steel Cut Oats? They are (most often) a grain that is left intact. Intact grains pack a way bigger nutritional punch then their processed counterparts and maintain the fiber, nutrients and vitamins (E!) that they were created with. As soon as you start grinding grains and milling them to pieces, you start to lose tiny amounts of wonderfulness that will make you strong and healthy.

Why Sucanat? Sucanat, or sugar cane natural, is pure dried cane juice and is not processed or refined. Woo!

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