Up until recently, I hated oatmeal. I mean HATED. I only ate it when I was very, very, VERY sick, and even then, it was more for comfort than anything else. But then, the other day, I wasn’t feeling too hot and stopped by one of the many deli/cafe/whatever-you-call-thems that are all over the city, and picked up some steel cut oatmeal. From the different toppings, I chose brown sugar and granola. I took the cup of warmth on my sickly way, and headed up to my office.
After sitting down, and grumbling to my coworker about how crappy I felt and how I hate oatmeal but was going to eat it anyway, I took a bite… and immediately ate my words. It was DELICIOUS! Holy crap. Clearly I had been doing oatmeal wrong this whole time. I mean, you can’t compare gritty, runny, instant oatmeal with crappy fake fruit flavoring to the thick and chewy deliciousness of steel cut. And now… I’m obsessed! So far I’ve only had the brown sugar/granola variety, but I’ve been pinning my little heart out with oatmeal recipes.
I’ve also yet to try overnight oats, but it’s on my list to try soon! Are you an oatmeal fan? What do you put in yours?
Yes, I just devoted a whole post to oatmeal.