If the thought of this for breakfast doesn't excite you enough to get out of bed then I don't know what will!
I've never been a huge fan of oatmeal. With my new health quest I wanted something healthy and easy for breakfast and one recipe that fits the bill is oatmeal. Not just any oatmeal, but steel cut oatmeal. Steel cut oatmeal is minimally processed and has a much different texture than quick oats. It is chewy, much like brown rice, and tastes a bit nutty. It does take longer to cook (about 30 minutes) but besides stirring a couple times you do not need to hover near the stove top as it cooks.
I made 4 servings (which is 4 cups of water and 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal). Becca and I had a bowl each and there was enough for me to put a bowl of leftovers away for another time.
I added walnuts, real maple syrup (a bit goes a long way), and sliced bananas. It was heaven in a bowl and I was full all morning. There are so many possibilities. You could add honey, raisins, pecans, apples, dried fruit, or whatever your heart desires.
I had the leftovers for lunch yesterday. I added a couple splashes of milk, stirred, and microwaved for about two minutes (stirring once between). I again added the walnuts, maple syrup, and banana. It was even better the second day! I wonder if I could ever tire of this deliciousness?!
What is your favorite oatmeal combination?