I was super excited for breakfast this morning. I was FINALLY going to make some steel cut oats. I've been wanting to make them for a while, and because I'm always running out the door I haven't had time. So today was the day...
Mistake #1: I didn't know the right time/water ratio. My computer was upstairs. I was hungry and lazy. I didn't think it would be much different than my slow cook oats.
It went a little something like this...1/4 cup steel cut oats...3/4 cup water...microwave 5 mins...stir. Nothing. microwave for 3 more mins...stir. (I knew they took longer to make so I wasn't worried at this point.) Microwave 2 more mins...looking strange...add some more water. This went on for a few more minutes, and they finally started to resemble something edible.
Mistake #2: Adding Whey Protein Powder. I have been really focusing on getting my protein percentage up around 25-30 percent this week, so I thought I'd add some protein powder. I have heard of other people doing it and they rave about it. THEY LIED.
Mix in one scoop of whey protein powder...add a little more water...stir...microwave for 2 more minutes. Looking like oatmeal..YAY! Microwave one more minute, stir. Taste....Absolutely awful.
In attempt to save said breakfast I added: cinnamon, honey, a little bit of sugar free maple syrup. Fail. Fail. Fail. Then finally some PB...isn't that supposed to make everything taste better. This is what it looked like.
It looks harmless enough, right? (I accidentally typed "harmful" the first time...subconscious talking? I think so.)
Mistake #3: Trying to eat this breakfast.
Not possible. I'm telling you it was bad.
So this is where you come in. Please help...Do you know a great way to make steel cut oats? Do you only use slow cook oats or quick oats? I love slow cook...that is my usual. Have you ever added protein powder into your oatmeal, and had it taste good? I would love to make my oatmeal protein packed, but I'm not going the same route I went today EVER again. I know you are all the smartest...teach me.