Oats Just a Matter of Time for All Day Energy
Steel cut oats are not a quick breakfast for sure. They oats take a good 40 minutes to cook and they really need to be stirred pretty regularly so you’ll need to devote some time to this. That said, they are worth the effort and the leftovers reheat really well. Plus, even though it looks like a small amount, steel cut oats are super filling so you don’t need to eat a lot to be full and full of energy for the day.
2 cups non-dairy milk
1 cup water
0.5 cups steel cut oats
0.5 cups sugar
fruit/nuts of choice (I chose dried apricots and walnuts)
butter to taste (I used a full tablespoon in my serving, haha!)
In a stock pan add the steel cut oats and toast over medium heat. Once toasted a bit, add in the 1 cup of water and stir until combined and the oats have soaked in nearly all of the liquid. Add in 1 cup of non-dairy milk and stir to combine. Once the milk has been mostly absorbed, add in the last cup of non-dairy milk and continue to stir until the liquid is again absorbed.
At this point you’ll want to test the oats to check their done-ness. If they are still not soft enough then add in another half cup of water at a time and allow to absorb until you get the softness that you prefer. Don’t despair, the wait will be worth it!
Once the oats are done to your liking add in the sugar and stir to combine, remove from the heat and set aside to allow the sugar to seep into the oats.
In a small bowl, spoon out about a half to 2/3 cup of the cooked oats and add on top the chopped the fruit and/or nuts along with a large dollop of butter. I know that it doesn’t seem like enough for an adults’ breakfast but as filling as this is I think you’ll find it enough.
Remember, the oats reheat well; I usually add in a bit more water or milk when reheating to make them a bit less thick as they tend to thicken even more once they’ve been in the fridge.