Last winter, I became obsessed with steel-cut oats, and for good reason. Steel-cut oats are not just trendy, they are a million times more delicious than your run-of-the-mill rolled oats. The best part is that they’re not mushy (think chewy in a good way) and are easy to make ahead so you can make a whole week’s worth of breakfasts in one night.
Here’s what you need to make about five 8 oz. servings of apple pie steel cut oats:
- 1 ¼ cup steel-cut oats
- 1 crispy apple
- 2 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning (or ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp nutmeg)
- Candied walnuts for topping
Put 4 cups of water into a pot and throw in the steel cut oats. Heat until boiling, and then cook for about 5 minutes. In the last minute, throw in the apples, seasoning, and agave. Mix together and spoon oatmeal into individual jars. Top with walnuts. Make sure to seal them tight and then leave them on your counter overnight to keep cooking.
In the morning, throw the jars into the fridge. You’ve got oatmeal for every day of your week and it took you no time at all!
Stay tuned for future blog posts for other steel-cut oat recipes. One part of the recipe will never change – 1 ¼ cup steel cut oats and 4 cups of water.