Well, truthfully, this is not an Irish Oatmeal recipe. However, I do love steel cut oats! I used to volunteer at a wood shop and we made spurdles there. A spurdle is a Scottish porridge stirring stick. It is supposed to keep the oats from breaking up too much. I have heard that they actually do work and make really fluffy oats. I should have made one for myself while I was still hobnobbing with the kind
geezers men at the wood shop. Unfortunately, I did not. One day, I plan on saving grundles of money to purchase a mini lathe and then I will make myself one!
The next best thing to steel cut oats is oatmeal cookies! You can eat them and count it as breakfast too!
Best Oatmeal Cookies
1 & 1/4 C. butter
3/4 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 & 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3 C. oats
Beat butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Add flour, soda and spices. Blend in oats. Bake at 375* 10-13 minutes
These are with an added 1 C. raisins, and 1 C. coconut.
These are with an added 1 C. craisins, 1 C. white chocolate chips, and 1 C. coconut.