It was while I was digging through my browser bookmarks looking for something 'new', that I was reminded of an old favourite that I hadn't shared with you yet. It's one I've made several times since first 'discovering' it on another blog, and each time I've enjoyed it, regardless of the variations I've made to it. This one I sincerely recommend trying out, you won't be disappointed!
Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Pecans
Makes: 4 servings
1 cup steel-cut oats1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups water
3 cups water
Pinch of salt
2 large apples, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
1 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 1/2 tsp maple syrup, divided (optional -- I left it out)
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Cook the oats according to package directions. Mine were to boil over medium heat for 20 - 25 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, do the apple prep: Chop apples, and combine with water, the cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup (if using) in a small pot. Cook over medium heat until the apples have softened a little and turned syrupy, about 5 minutes.
Stir the apple mixture into the oatmeal.
Divide the oatmeal among four bowls, top with toasted pecans.
Drizzle 1 teaspoon of the maple syrup over each bowl (if using). Serve immediately.