I love steel cut oats! These oats are simply whole oat groats that have been cut into smaller pieces by a steel blade. They are chewier and less process than traditional rolled oats. Many people are reluctant to prepare steel cut oats because they take a long time, but if you plan ahead and follow my shortcut the night before, then you can reduce the cooking time.
Hearty Steel Cut Oats
Serves 2 to 4
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups of water
2 bananas, sliced
Fresh or frozen blueberries
Walnuts (or other nut of choice i.e.: almonds, pecans)
Agave nectar or pure maple syrup (to taste)
- THE NIGHT BEFORE, bring steel cut oats and water to a boil in a saucepan.
- Allow the oats and water to boil for about one minute. Make sure the water does not boil over.
- After the mixture has boiled for a minute, cover and turn off the heat. Leave the covered saucepan on the stove until the following morning. Do not refrigerate.
- In the morning heat the oats over medium heat and stir. Add more water if needed. You can also add soy milk or any other non-dairy milk (almond, rice, hemp).
- Continue to heat the oats for 5-10 minutes until hot and creamy.
- Add agave nectar or pure maple syrup and mix into the oats.
- Add in the blueberries and stir gently.
- Spoon the oats into the bowls and top with walnuts and bananas.
For a different version of this recipe, leave out the blueberries and once the oats are cooked, sprinkle in some cinnamon, a little vanilla extract, and a pinch of nutmeg, and stir. Serve the oats into bowls and top with bananas, dates, and nuts.