I began using this overnight method out of a desire to sleep longer, but came to find it actually made better oatmeal. The flavors have a chance to develop, and the oats get a softer, creamier texture. It’s the ideal backdrop for marinated peaches and crunchy toasted walnuts.
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After trying (and loving) the overnight gingerbread oatmeal recipe from a different issue, I was excited to find this same technique for plain oatmeal too. I love this because it is easy, healthy and delicious. I didn't make the peaches--just the oatmeal--and I will be making this all year round. Make sure to use the larger pot. I thought it would be fine to use a smaller saucepan and I quickly learned why you need the larger one (spill over when boiling).
Fantastic method for steel cut oatmeal. I tweaked the sugar (up to 3 Tbsp) and cinnamon (down to 1/4 tsp) and served it with a selection of toppings: fresh blueberries, diced peaches (sold pre-diced/frozen at restaurant supply store), brown sugar, raisins, walnuts & cream. I made this for 375 teens/adults and it was a huge hit. Teens who claimed to hate oatmeal loved it. Adults raved about it being the best oatmeal they've tasted. FYI:I used Bob's Red Mill oats.
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