Stuff that Works: A review of Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal
As of this writing, I am on my 4th container of Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal.
Simply put - I love it. I use the 5 minute variety - I believe they have some you need to cook for 30 minutes, but I do not have that much time to devote to preparing it in the morning - but 5 minutes works great. It actually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to bring the water/oats mixture to a boil and then simmer it for 5 minutes.
Why do I like it so much? Well, for one thing I have a feeling it is good for me. Some folks even put this kind of oatmeal into the "superfood" category because of the many benefits. Do a little research for yourself and see what you think.
The other reason I am such a fan is that when I eat one serving with a piece of toast, it fills me up and I am good to go until early afternoon. And I like the flavor and consistency. My little routine includes a big spoonful of brown sugar in the bowl and I dump the cooked oats on the brown sugar and stir it up. Sometimes, but not always, I put a dash of half/half in there as well - I always put a dose in my coffee so the half n half is on the counter anyway.
If you have been searching for a healthy breakfast cereal - then you might want to give these steel cut oats a try. You can find Flahavan's at these locations.