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Banana-Walnut Steel Cut Oatmeal

Total Time
41 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
33 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Steel cut oats, also known as Irish oats, do take a while to cook but their slightly chewy texture is well-worth the extra time.
Ingredients

water

4 cup(s)

table salt

¼ tsp, or to taste

uncooked steel cut oats

1 cup(s)

banana(s)

2 medium, ripe, mashed

packed brown sugar

1 Tbsp

unsalted butter

2 tsp

vanilla extract

½ tsp

low-fat milk

¼ cup(s)

chopped walnuts

8 tsp

Instructions

  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in oats and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until oats are tender, about 25 to 30 minutes; remove from heat. Gently stir in bananas, sugar, butter and vanilla; stir in milk. Serve oatmeal topped with walnuts. Yields about 1 cup oatmeal and 2 teaspoons walnuts per serving.
Notes
For less intense banana flavor, chop the bananas instead of mashing them.Different brands of steel cut oats might vary in cooking time so make sure to check the cooking time on the package.

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