Another of the yummy breakfast recipes in the Xagave cookbook is Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats. Steel cut oats have a nutty, crunchy taste and texture. I prefer mine a little softer, so I like to make it in the evening and then just warm up a bowl of it in the microwave in the morning.
Breakfast doesn’t get much healthier than steel cut oats, but topped with a little fruit, some nuts, and a drizzle of agave, I still feel like I’m getting a sweet treat in the morning. (The picture is from the cookbook, mine looked sort of gray.)
Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 4 cups water
- ½ t. salt optional
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 4 T. brown sugar
- ½ cup of apple chunks or grated apple
- Put all ingredients except apples into a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add apples for last five minutes of cooking. Pour into bowl and top with brown sugar. Add nuts and milk to taste.
I cooked my first batch of steel cut oats this morning. They were incredible, so different from regular rolled oats that I’ve been eating every morning for months.
I cooked them in the microwave and used 1/2 water and 1/2 Vanilla Soy (Silk) beverage in place of all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Then loaded it with fresh strawberries and sliced bananas with a sprinkle of granola and a shake or two of cinnamon and cocoa. Breakfast of champions !!
If you are rushed for time in the morning, as steel cut oats take a long time to cook and need to be watched over in the microwave, cook up a large pot full and then just reheat in the morning with a little more milk and… viola, instant super healthy breakfast.
You must try Steel Cut Oats, they look a little odd but well worth the effort.