Cooking Tip: Steel Cut oats do very well in a slow cooker. Larger quantities can be cooked and refrigerated. Simply reheat the portion. There are several recipes on the Hodgson Mill Recipe blog.
Revised measurements for cooking so that the liquid is absorbed in a slow cooker:
Servings Water or Milk Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats
1 1-1/2 cups 1/4 cup
2 3 cups 1/2 cup
4 4 cups 1 cup
Pot sizes also are a factor for how much liquid to use. The guide above is with a 3-4 quart size pot .
How much do I use in a recipe for cookies or breads?
You can substitute cooked steel cut oats cup for cup for cooked oatmeal in a recipe. But it is not the same uncooked and will not substitute cup for cup as a dry ingredient.
How are steel cut oats different than rolled oats?
Steel cut oats are whole grain oat groats that have been cut in only two or three pieces instead of being rolled. Steel cut oats are heartier in texture and have a rich nutty taste. Rolled oats are oat flakes that have been steamed, rolled, re-steamed and toasted.
Is it considered whole grain?
Yes, it is the whole oat groat.
Do I have to adjust the moisture in the recipe if I add the oats?
Soak oats overnight to soften them before adding straight to a baking recipe. You will have a wetter batter. The liquid would have to be adjusted. It may be best to find a recipe that specifically calls for steel cut oats. The recipe that calls for cooking or pre-soaking the oats and liquid is already in correct proportion.
What is the green tinge in my steel cut oats?
Since our steel cut oats are not fortified, the minerals (mainly the iron) in the oat groat can react to what liquid it is being soaked in. This would be the water, milk, soy milk and so on for a long period of time. An additional source would be the container used to soak the product in having a reaction with the minerals in the oat groat. It is not harmful if the green tinge is consumed but most individuals choose to just skim it off and finish the cooking process.
Does this product contain glyphosates?
No. Our grain vendor for oats is one of the few companies that have announced that they will reject oats exposed to glyphosate, since oats exposed to glyphosate did not meet their quality standards for the grain. The farmers that grow our oats signed an affidavit stating they will not use glyphosate on the oats.