Don’t have the time to prepare Steel Cut Oats for breakfast? Well now you do! Quaker has come up with a quick 3-minute version that is cut smaller, so they take just 3 minutes in the microwave or 5 minutes on the stove.
Why eat Steel Cut Oats instead of regular? The benefits of steel cut oats exceed the benefits of rolled oats because of the way they are processed. Steel cut oats are dense and chewy as a result of being passed through sharp, steel blades that cut them into thin slices that helps retain more fiber and protein. They also raise blood sugar less than instant oatmeal because they take longer to break down. Raising blood sugar less = less blood sugar dips, less cravings, and less fat storage.
Steel cut oats are absolutely delicious! I just love their nutty, hearty texture. They could be considered a “power food” because they are an excellent source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and select vitamins and minerals.
Each serving (about 1 cup cooked) has 170 calories, 6gms of protein, and 4gms of intact, unprocessed fiber (and it’s the kind that helps lower cholesterol).
Added sugar and salt are nowhere to be found! Flavor your oatmeal instead with healthy additions such as ground flaxseed meal (for added Omega 3 fats), fresh or dried fruit (chopped apples or dried dates), chopped walnuts or almonds, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Makes a high energy, pre-workout meal as well that will sustain you for awhile during activity.