Remember TWBernard’s fried oatmeal suggestion, that he left in a comment way back when we could all still afford boxed cereal? I finally found our bread pan, which was hiding in back of the wrong cabinet. I’m here to report that it’s delicious, and so simple.
Make more steel cut oats than you need. Put the leftovers in a pan:
The next morning, slice off chunks — they’ll slice well, I promise. Fry them in butter — oh, yes, I said butter:
When they are brown on the outside and warm through, drizzle with maple syrup.
It’s warm, it’s easy, it takes about 3 minutes, and it seems like enough of a special treat that your child — who has arrived at the “oatmeal, again???” phase, and has not yet hit the “I guess this is how we will eat, forever” phase — munches on it happily. Best of all, it absolutely fits in with our “Turn This Broke-Ass Greatest Depression Into Reasons to Feel Cozy” cooking series. Particularly if your maple syrup was a gift.