Steel Cut Oatmeal

Amy:

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Steel cut oats are a less refined form of the oatmeal grain – its roughly chopped and therefore takes longer to cook, has a more nutty, chewy texture and delicious flavour.  Nutrition-wise it has a lower glycemic index which means it takes longer to absorb which keeps you fuller longer and makes you feel good.  I love throwing in some either fresh or dried fruit and flaxseed to give it some pazzazz.

Ingredients:

1 cup of steel cut oats + amount of water on package instructions (about 2 cups)

1 apple, chopped (or 1/4 cup raisins, cranberries, chopped apricot…you get the idea)

2 tbsp ground flaxseed

Toppings of your choice – I like cinnamon, milk and a little bit of maple syrup or honey

Directions:

Bring water to a boil on the stove.  Add in oatmeal and fruit.

Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook, stirring several times, for about 20-25 minutes or until thick and tender.

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