Monday, January 21, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats

So as I have mentioned before I love to eat homemade granola for breakfast. I was kind of getting a little tired of it the other day and needed something a little different for breakfast so I decided to make these steel cut oats. They were amazing so yummy and so packed with goodness.It keeps you full longer because it is hearty and full of protien, fiber, calcium and B vitamins.  1 cup of steel cut oats had 8 grams of insoluble fiber!!!  Anyway, I found this recipe on Pinterest.If you love oatmeal give this baby a try. Now if you don't like pumpkin mix in some other kind of fruit. Just do what you like. I love how versitile this recipe can be. YOu should be able to find Steel Cut oats at any grocery store but in most places they are pretty expensive unless you have a health food store you can buy them in bulk at. If you live here where I live you can buy them at the amish store for about $0.67/lb so so so cheap!!! I love that you can make this the night before and reheat it for a quick no fuss breakfast.
Basic Steel Cut Oats Recipe(makes enough for 2 people for about 4 days)
3 1/3 cups steel cut oats
9 cups water
pinch of salt

Add the water, oats and salt to a large saucepan and bring to a boil.Turn heat down and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Ladle oats and water into glass jars, cover, and let sit on the counter for 8 hours, then store in the fridge. My oats had a little bit of water but not as much as the recipe said they would. I let mine sit on the counter for about 3 hours and then stuck them in the fridge and it worked out great so it just depends. In the morning reheat desired amount with a little bit of milk and desired sweetner/fruit.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal(for 1 serving)
Place about a 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups oats(from the above recipe)into your bowl
add 1/3-1/2 cup of milk
a little maple syrup or brown sugar
2 heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin puree
a little cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
chopped pecans or almonds

Heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and enjoy!!! THis is not a set recipe just use how much you like of everything. I don't measure exactly. Like I said if you don't like pumpkin than use blueberries or strawberries or bananas. Or saute chopped apples with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar until tender and then add to oats for apple pie oatmeal!!

Oh and you can add a Tablespoon of ground flax seed to each bowl as well!!

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