Creamy Steel Cut Oats with Fruits
by Shalveena Rohde,
This breakfast is SOOOO yummy and healthy. It's one of our go-to breakfasts. In fact, we eat it almost every other day 😄
- 3 cups of boiling water
- 2/3 cups of steel cut oats
- a generous splash of unsweetened soy milk
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- toppings: handful of chopped nuts of your choice, chopped fresh kiwifruit, frozen berries, cacao nibs
- optional extra: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of honey per bowl.
- Pour 3 cups of boiled water into a medium sized pot. Bring it back to the boil. Once it is boiling, add 2/3 cups of steel cut oats. Let it boil for about 2 minutes. Then, lower the heat (to the lowest setting), partly cover the pot - taking care to leave a bit of a gap so the oats don't overflow - and let it gently simmer for 20 minutes.
- While the oats are cooking, chop the nuts (I use a small handful each of almonds, cashews and walnuts). Chop any fresh fruits you're using (I usually have 2 kiwifruit and sometimes from strawberries too).
- After the 20 minutes, uncover the oats, stir, add 1 Tbsp of maple syrup and a generous splash of soy milk (I guestimate around 1/3 cup). Stir well and then partly cover the pot again and cook for another 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, turn off the stove, stir the oats once again and then pour it into two bowls. I like to add a touch of honey to my bowl at this stage and mix well (Max doesn't like his one as sweet so I omit it from his). You can add the toppings in whichever order you like, but I do it as follows:
- First, I add frozen raspberries (I like to crumble my raspberries so they are evenly spread out over the oats);
- Add kiwifruit;
- Add chopped nuts;
- Add frozen blueberries (I add these last because I don't like my frozen blueberries to thaw because of the heat from the warm oats);
- Finally, I add some cacao nibs, and it's ready!