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.
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
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.