I just recently discovered steel cut oats and I am hooked. Typically, steel cut oats take around 20-30 minutes to cook which I didn’t realize until I was chatting with my friend about my newfound love. She mentioned their long cooking time and it was then that I realized I had accidentally picked up a package of quick cooking steel cut oats and not the original longer cooking time oats. I have made today’s recipe a few times since creating it and both A and I love it. So much flavor and bite packed into a small filling bowl that takes all of 5 minutes to throw together. It’s one of those dessert-for-breakfast deals minus most of the fats and sugar.
5 MINUTE APPLE PIE OATMEAL
Yield: 2 servings
1 1/2 c water
1/2 c quick cooking steel cut oats*
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 T roasted salted pecans
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 T maple syrup
1-2 T half and half, optional
*gluten free for gluten-free recipe
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add oats and simmer on low, stirring frequently while oats are cooking. While oats are simmering, add cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to the saucepan. Stir. Add pecans and stir. Once oats have simmered about 4 minutes, add apple and maple syrup and stir. After 5 minutes, remove from heat. Add half and half (if desired) and serve.