I’ve had a cylinder of steel cut oats in my pantry for months, but had not used it due to sheer laziness. Steel cut oats are meant for a weekend breakfast when you’ve got a little extra time to sip coffee and let them cook.
The beautiful thing about them though, is you can make a lot ahead of time and reheat them the next day. The recipe I made makes 4 servings, but you can keep them plain and add in what you want to make them more interesting. Below is what I came up with this morning. Delightful!
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ginger paste
2 tsp. real maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Boil water then add 1 cup steel cut oats and boil for 5 minutes.
Turn heat down and cook oats uncovered for another 25-30 minutes until the water is all soaked up.
Stir in ginger paste, cinnamon, maple syrup and almonds before serving.
Makes 4 servings. Nutrition facts per serving: 180 calories, 7.9 grams fat, 22 grams carbohydrate, 6.3 grams protein, 3.9 grams fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 4.7 mg sodium.