I love a good warm bowl of steel cut oats in the morning. It feels me up all the way till lunch. Forget about cereal and all those unhealthy bagels or donuts.
Add slices of banana, already chopped pecans and spoonful of maple syrup and you are all set.
My kids love this so much that my oldest would request this for lunch.
Typical recipe to cook steel cut oats (healthier than rolled oats) takes about a half hour to cook.
This recipe I’ve tried takes only 1 minute to cook! And yup, feeds a family of four (that’s us!). Scroll to the bottom for recipe.
Typical toppings that our family loves are adding maple syrup, slices of bananas, slices of pears, slices of strawberries, chopped nuts, blueberries and raisins.
This is my go-to recipe. Super easy and time-saving. I hope this recipe will save you time in the morning!
ps: I’ve always wanted to try to take a picture of a pour shot. Took a few takes. As you can see, the maple syrup was starting to fill up the top!
- 1 cup of steel cut oats (use gluten-free ones if needed)
- 4 cups of water
- Measure 4 cups of water in a pot.
- Close the lid and set stove on high until water is boiling.
- Slowly pour the oats into the pot and set timer on for 1 minute while the stove is still on high.
- Stir slowly.
- If the oatmeal starts to bubble up before the timer goes, stir, blow the top or lift the pot and stir for a few seconds until the oatmeal calms down a little and put it back on the stove.
- Once timer goes off, turn the heat off, close the lid and set aside.
- Option A: Leave oatmeal in the pot with a lid overnight. Yes overnight. It will continue to cook through the night. So far, I've eaten this many times along with my children and we never had any problems.
- Option B: Let oatmeal cool for 30-40 minutes and transfer them to individual mason jars and store them in the fridge.
- To heat: Some people eat it cold. If prefer warm oatmeal, reheat oatmeal on the stove if it is already in the pot. If oatmeal is in a jar, transfer to microwaveable bowl and heat in microwave.