A hearty bowl of healthy oatmeal packed with diced apples, shredded carrots, sweet raisins, walnuts and spices. These healthy steel cut oats are sugar-free, whole grain, and full of good for you ingredients!
Although breakfast tacos sound superb every day of the week, the clean, happy feeling in my belly after eating this healthy oatmeal made me appreciate these wholesome ingredients.
HOW TO MAKE Healthy Oatmeal
This healthy oatmeal recipe is packed with an extraordinary ratio of delicious ingredients that turn this bowl of steel cut oats into spoonfuls of apples, carrots and raisins. All naturally sweet ingredients, so there is no need to add sugar or maple syrup, although I won’t judge if you do!
Step 1: Soak steel cut oats overnight.
You might think steel cut oats take too long to cook. Soaking makes vitamins and minerals in the oats easier for your body to absorb, aids in digestion, and it reduces your cooking time to 5 minutes!
I use the same overnight soaking process for these baked steel cut oats.
Why eat Steel Cut Oats for Breakfast?
- Texture. Steel cut oats remind me of barley – they’re thick, chewy and have a denser texture that really fills me up!
- According to the blog at Bob’s Red Mill, steel cut oats are minimally processed and contain more fiber and density than rolled oats.
Step 2: Sauté diced apples, shredded carrots + spices.
Sauté until apples begin to soften.
Step 3: Add oats, raisins, vanilla + milk.
Simmer until oats are tender.
Step 4: Top with walnuts + enjoy.
Sugar-free, whole-grain and full of good-for-you ingredients!
A hearty bowl of Steel Cut Breakfast Oats is a great way to start your day healthy and happy! Packed with diced apples, shredded carrots, sweet raisins, spices, and walnuts, this healthy oatmeal is sugar-free, whole grain, and full of good for you ingredients!
- 1 cup steel cut oats (soak these overnight)
- 3 cups water
- 2 medium apples, diced
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1/2 cup grated carrot, more to top
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup milk of choice (add more milk for a creamier texture)
- 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, more to top
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seed, optional
To soak steel cut oats, add 1 cup oats to 3 cups room temp water. Let site overnight on the counter. Drain and rinse in the morning.
In a medium saucepan, mix diced apples, 1 Tbsp water, shredded carrots, spices and salt. Sauté on medium heat until apples start to soften, about 3 minutes.
Add drained oats, raisins, vanilla and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until oats are tender - about 5 minutes.
Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle with flax seed, more carrots, raisins - whatever makes you happy!
*if you reheat this oatmeal, add a splash of water or milk to loosen the oats.
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