Yup, another morning of snow…
Need a little warming up on these cold winter mornings?
Try a bowl of steel cut oats!
Cranberry Orange Flax
my new favorite
Coco Banana Cashew
Yes, steel cut oats take more time to cook than old-fashioned oats, and even more time than quick-cooking oats. But…they are better for you and in my opinion, taste better too! They are a bit chewier than regular oats and when dressed up with spices, nuts, fruit and maple syrup, they make for a perfect winter breakfast!
Steel Cut Oats
(for 4 servings)
4 cups water
1 cup steel cut oats
-Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
-Stir in oats, reduce heat to low.
-Simmer uncovered over low heat, stirring occasionally for 25-30 minutes or until oats are tender.
Cranberry Orange Flax Oatmeal
~Add dried cranberries, orange zest, ground flax seeds, dash of cinnamon and drizzle with pure maple syrup~
Coconut Cashew Banana Oatmeal
~Top with sliced bananas, cashews, toasted coconut, dash of cinnamon and drizzle with pure maple syrup~
(would taste great with cacao nibs too!)
Helpful Hint: To make mornings flow a little faster, cook a batch of oats the night before, separate into small containers and heat when needed.