The weather has been cold and dreary, and I’ve been busy this week. That’s the perfect combo for warm and easy dinners. Earlier this week, I had toast and tea for dinner. Tonight, I had steel cut oats. Yum. Oats.
I had my first bowl of steel cut oats earlier this year. I’d never heard of them before, but people raved about them on the Weight Wathers’ messages boards, so I tried them. And I loved them. That only makes sense, though, because I love regular, rolled oats. Plus I love chewy things, and steel cut oats are chewy – at least mine are.
The first time I tried making steel cut oats, I cooked them on the stove. It took forever, which didn’t make me happy. I was pretty sure I could prepare them in the microwave and not have to babysit or constantly stir them. I was right!
1/2 c steel cut oats, dry
1.5 c water
1 c non-dairy milk (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 TBSP vanilla coffee creamer (I use French vanilla soy creamer)
2 TBSP maple syrup
Combine steel cut oats and water in a large bowl. Microwave on high for 15 minutes. Remove and add the non-dairy milk, vanilla, soy creamer, and cinnamon. Return to the microwave and cook for an additional 5 mintues on high. Remove and add maple syrup. Stir to combine and let sit for a few minutes to absorb some of the liquid. Eat while hot/warm.
Makes 2 servings, or 1 giant serving. (Warning: You may need a nap if you consume the entire bowl!)