Good advice right there. I tend to go to a natural food store (near me we have Wild Oats) and buy it in bulk. It ends up being a ton cheaper and I get like 6 lbs at a time, which I need since I eat the stuff every morning with Grow! and some frozen berries.
A lot of people get kind of worked up about steel cut oats as being the best, but I dunno. As long as you are not getting the kind in the little packets with all the extra sugar, I'm sure they are all fairly comparable.
i eat oatmeal everyday. for me it's steel cut or nothing. tastes way better , digests way better, and is alot less work and hassle than rolled. mcann's are just about the best and most widely available. more expensive yeah but it's frickn oatmeal so how expensive can it really be ? not very. still you can buy steel cut bob's red mill or arrowhead mills for about half the price of mcann's. or if you're lucky you can buy 50 lbs at a time somewhere...pinhead oatmeal i think they call it. i wish i could get me some of that 'cause zippy is my favorite comic strip . anyway...
i soak them overnight. allyuo do is heat the water add the salt add the oats cover and shut it off. they're ready to go in the a.m.- a lot less work than rolled cause you don't have to watch or stir the pot at all, and clean up is just a rinse and a wipe cause nothing's frothing over or starchy crap clogging the sink. in the morning i usually leave em cold in the summer but even in the winter too 'cause they go down faster. if i'm upping the calories i put another pot on and it's ready when i get back afternoon. use a little extra water and leave it soupy for fast chugging or if you want to add GROW!