Morning Steel Oatmeal
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup steel cut oats
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups boiling water
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup fruit such as blueberries or chopped peaches
Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and when it’s melted add the oats and salt. Stir for 2 minutes or until the oats smell slightly toasty.
Add the boiling water and reduce heat to maintain a bare simmer for 25 minutes, without stirring.
Combine the milk and half of the buttermilk, gently stir into the oatmeal and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Spoon into a serving bowl and top with remaining buttermilk.
Taste before sweetening or adding any spices…who knows, you might like it.
I often add fruit to my morning oatmeal and I do so when I add the milks because I like the fruit to cook a bit…especially blueberries.