I’ve recently converted to McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, the Quick & Easy version. I love steel cut oatmeal in the morning but it can take a long time to cook. McCann’s is still still whole oats (not rolled) but cut into smaller pieces, as though somebody left the food processor spinning a bit too long. So, McCann’s lack some of the loveliness of steel cut oats, but make up for it in the 5-minute cooking time.
I’ve also recently been converted to Golden Syrup, first introduced to me by my friend Maggi. If you’ve never had it it’s thick like honey but tastes a bit like caramel. It’s good on pancakes and waffles, and intensely sweet so I only use a bit. It’s so much fun to watch as it slowly drips off the spoon and does that ribbon/curly thing before settling back into the pile of syrup. It’s about as much excitement as I can handle first thing in the morning.
Add pecans to your oatmeal and it’s not quite like having pecan pie but you can always pretend.