The Best Steel Cut Oats Ever

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It has been particularly chilly in Pittsburgh this month so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share this replica recipe with you that I made. But I must share its backstory with you first!

Last month…wait…almost two months ago when I was traveling for vacation that started in the Cleveland Airport, I remember being freezing cold that morning and starving. I feel like no matter what airport I’m at my terminal is never near a Starbucks..BUT I quickly forgot about Starbucks when Potbelly Sandwich Shop was literally right next to our terminal.

Initially I was skeptical about purchasing their oatmeal, but I figured it can’t be any worse than what I would be given on the airplane. Plus, Sophia and I love oatmeal so I could possibly kill two birds with one stone…don’t need some funky flight food…and possibly be surprised with some good oatmeal.

I remember waiting in line for my order and the guy behind me asked if I ordered their Banana Nut Oatmeal and I replied “yeah for my daughter and I so hopefully she likes it. We have a long day of flights ahead of us.”

He then replied “you guys are going to love it, I get every time I travel.” I did take his recommendation and order another side of brown sugar!

It turns out that Sophia and I loved it…I mean it was amazing! We liked it so much that when traveling back home I looked to see if there was a Potbelly’s next to our terminal, but there wasn’t.

So I came up with the idea of recreating my own! And boy was I happy I did!

What You Need: 

1 Banana (sliced)

1 to 2 Tsp. Brown Sugar (really to taste)

Whole Pecans (your desired about)

Steel Cut Oats

How to Make It:

  1. Follow the instructions on the back of the Steel Cut Oats. I always use milk instead of water.
  2. When your Steel Cut Oats are at the desired texture you want them at, pour some in a bowl and add your Banana, Brown Sugar and Pecans. Honestly the Banana, Brown Sugar and Pecans is your own judgment call as to how much to add.
  3. Enjoy!

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Sophia and I shared this bowl, because it is a rather large portion for one person. It tasted just like the one we had in the Cleveland Airport! So good! Surprisingly enough I really liked the Steel Cut Oats, the texture is amazing. I did notice that I should have kept mine on the stove a little bit longer.

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This recipe is definitely a keeper! Adding to my collection of recipes!

What is the best meal you have ever had in a airport?

 

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