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Old 01-19-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone know how many calories are in a cup of cooked steel cut oats?

I made steel cut oats this morning following the package directions (1 cup of oats, 4 cups of water). Then I took one cup of oats out to eat. I can't figure out if this is one serving or not. The package says one serving is 1/4 cup of oats dry. That is pretty useless information. I've been searching the internet but so far have not been able to find anything.
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Hmm, Calorie King book says 1/2 cup cooked is 150 calories. That seems a bit high. My instant oatmeal which is flavored ranges from 130-160 for one cup prepared.
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1/4 cup of the oats is about 150. Since you took out one cup, I assume that was your approximately calorie count. If you cooked them a long time--enough for the water to boil out, then they would have a higher calorie content.
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It would really depend on how much water you use. I tend to have watery steel cut oats which would have slightly different amount of calories than a drier steel cut oats. So if you put 1 cup in which is 4 servings at 150 calories per serving, then it would really depend on how many servings you get overall. You can estimate though but I think 1 cup is probably nearly 2 servings.
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I went with two servings. I guess it doesn't have to be perfect.
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You need to measure out servings from the total amount of cereal that you ended up with. My brand says 140 cals per 1/4 cup serving and I made a cup of oats with 4 cups of water this weekend, but I measured out 1 cup servings and I actually ended up with 5 cups after cooking. Since the total recipe would amount to 560 calories (for the cup of dry oats) I would have 112 cals in the 1 cup serving, or I could divide it into 1 1/4 cup servings if I split the total into 4 and you are back to the 140 cals per serving.
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I use the regular, and I measure 1/2 cup dry and add as much water as I want. It's 150 calories (I like mine thin and runny too).

Steel cut is 160 for 1/4 cup. So if you use a cup and add water, you need to figure out how much total you end up with and divide it by four to get one serving in calories...no matter how much water you use.

Why do you need to make a whole cup at a time? What do you do with the left overs? I can't stand cold congealed oatmeal, so I like mine hot and fresh and just make as much as I need every morning. Only takes a couple of minutes.
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I was cooking it for more than just myself.
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Then just dish it up evenly into four bowls. Or use 1/4 cup for each serving you are making and dish that up into the corresponding number of bowls.
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Why do you need to make a whole cup at a time? What do you do with the left overs? I can't stand cold congealed oatmeal, so I like mine hot and fresh and just make as much as I need every morning. Only takes a couple of minutes.
The steel cut oats are longer cooking, so it's easier to cook a little larger amount at a time, especially if you're doing on the stovetop. When I reheat mine, they lose that congealed look and texture after adding a little milk and reheating in microwave for a minute or so. Still taste delicious!
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"Why do you need to make a whole cup at a time? What do you do with the left overs? I can't stand cold congealed oatmeal, so I like mine hot and fresh and just make as much as I need every morning. Only takes a couple of minutes."

trader joe's sells frozen prepackaged servings of steel cut oatmeal. i felt like the price was a little inflated, so for the price of 2 of said aforementioned frozen circles of oatmeal, i bought a bag of bob's red mill, cooked the whole thing, froze them in pre-measured 1 servings, then popped them out like ice cubes and stuck 'em in ziploc baggies.

the steel cut oats aren't gummy when reheated, and i have a great breakfast ready almost faster than instant. i like mine with a little bit of agave nectar, blueberries, pumpkin pie spice and a dollop of ff whipped topping. yum!
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I finally figured that out. ...I had never heard of steel cut oats before, and I looked them up. Why do some of you do the steel cut...is there an advantage over regular rolled oats? I mean nutritionally, taste or texture or something?
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IMO steel cut oats taste 10x better than regular oats. They are creamier and have mre "bite" to them. Regular oat meal is mushy and I don't really care for the taste.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:40 PM   #14
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Thanks...I'll have to try them.
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There are 75 calories in 1/2 cup
If there are 150 in 1/4 cup of dry then that turns into 4 cups cooked if you use 1 cup of dry. So 150 times 4 is 600 and 600 divided by 8 (if you have 4 cups cooked it make 8 half cups) is 75 calories.
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