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 servingsNutrition 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.


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