Peaches and "Cream" Oatmeal
No more instant packets. We wanted homemade oatmeal with fresh stir-ins and minimal morning fuss.
Why This Recipe Works
Too often, speed trumps quality when it comes to cooking steel-cut oatmeal. But for homemade steel-cut oatmeal that is creamy and pleasantly chewy and that we could incorporate into our morning routine, we needed to find a way to speed up the process. To do that, we toast the raw oats in butter to build flavor and jump-start the cooking process before adding room-temperature water and simmering the mixture to toothsome perfection, about 20 minutes. For fresh stir-ins and minimal fuss, we add chopped peaches, honey, and vanilla extract.