Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Three Ingredient Overnight Steel Cut Oats


I just realized I have not posted or created a breakfast recipe in forever. Oatmeal is one of my most favorite filling breakfasts. That's the key filling! I am a breakfast girl, need it want it, cranky if I don't have it. Coffee will still always come first. I discovered steel cut oats about a year ago and let me tell you I really like them so much better than the rolled ones. They have a more of a porridge consistency than the regular rolled oats. Oatmeal is the breakfast of champions this time of year. The versatility of it is endless. Toppings, sweetness and flavors. 






Ingredients
4 cups (32 ounces) water
1 cup steel cut oats 
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 star anise pod, optional
If you need sweetness like me feel free to add any of the following:
Dark or light brown sugar, honey, nuts and any fresh fruit your heart desires.


Directions
In a medium saucepan, pour in the 4 cups water.
Turn the heat to high and bring the water to a boil.
When the water comes to a full boil, pour in the steel cut oats and salt cinnamon and anise pod.
Stir and let the oats cook for 1 minute. 
After one minute, turn off the heat, give the oats a quick stir, cover and then let them sit out overnight.
In the morning uncover the oats and turn the heat onto medium low.
Stir occasionally until the oats are heated through. If there is any water in the pan left it will thicken with the oats as they heat through.
Top with any sweetness you like, fresh fruit and nuts.

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