Would you be surprised to know that I eat some variation of steel cut oats every single morning? Ok, maybe not every morning, but every morning that I have time to prepare a proper breakfast. My favorite way to eat steel cut oats is with shredded coconut and chunks of banana, but my flavor of the month (pictured above) has been blueberry with lemon juice and lavender. I've got to warn you, though - steel cut oats are delicious, filling and will probably cause you to have consistent bowel movements. YAY FOR POOPING REGULARLY!
Clearly that was one of those shining moments where it's blatantly obvious I grew up with five brothers. Just promise you won't judge me based on the fact that I get excited about pooping every morning, ok?
STEEL CUT OATS
1 cup filtered water
1/4 cup steel cut oats
2 tbsp flax meal
1/8 tsp unsulphured molasses
Pinch of fine sea salt
1/4 cup almond milk, optional
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the oats and let boil for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. During the last 5-10 minutes, the mixture should thicken and start to boil rapidly; stir frequently during this time. Once the mixture has thickened to your liking, stir in the flax meal, molasses, salt, almond milk (if using) and any other toppings you'd like. A few of my favorites are listed below.
Toppings | banana chunks, shredded coconut and cinnamon; pomegranate seeds, orange zest and chopped pistachios; sliced pear, cardamom and chia seeds; blueberries, lemon juice and lavender; golden raisins, shredded coconut and maple syrup; apple chunks, cinnamon and walnuts
Yield: 1 serving