No one wakes up in the morning craving . You deal with the pile of mush when you're trying to be healthy. Breakfast doesn't have to be this sad. One quick and easy step will seriously change the way you think about oats.
Toast the oats in butter! It's a trick I picked up from the cookbook . While Megan, the author, has oatmeal down to a science, you don't need a recipe.
Melt a tab of butter in a small saucepan, then throw in the oats. The magic ratio is one tablespoon butter to one cup oats—steel cut or old-fashioned. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats smell nutty and roasted. Once you hit that point, set the oats aside and proceed as normal. Bring the milk or water (or a mixture of both) to a simmer, add the oats and cook to your liking.
The world of difference one tablespoon of butter makes is incredible. It makes oatmeal actually taste rich and decadent. You won't even need brown sugar or sweetener! It's amazing on its own.