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Apple Cobbler Steel Cut Oats

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I love steel cut oats for breakfast. They are loaded with fiber and are warming for a cold winter morning. If you are short on time like I am in the morning, the oats can be cooked at the beginning of the week and placed in a container in the fridge. Then you can scoop out what you are going to need that day, and add some more almond milk, and reheat.
Cooking your oats overnight in a crock-pot is also a great option. However, I suggest that you do a trial run during the daytime when you are home. This way you can determine how long your oats will need to cook. Crock-pots come in all different sizes, and yours may cook differently than mine. I need 8hrs on low, and my oatmeal is perfect. I turn it on before bed, and it is warm and ready when I get up. Once you figure out how many hours you need for your perfect oats, you can plan accordingly.

You can always make your oats on the stovetop. It just takes about 30 minutes, and you need to stir frequently, so it is probably not a great option on busy mornings. If you are short on time, you can also use rolled oats, which only take five or so minutes to cook. Just stay away from instant! Feel free to experiment with spices and fixings. Make it your own!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • I scoop of PCOS Diva Power Protein
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup almond, hemp or coconut (not in the can) milk
  • Sprinkle with hemp, flax or chia seeds if desired

Details

Adapted from blog.myfitnesspal.com

Preparation

Step 1

Place oats through salt in the crockpot and cook on warm overnight. Before serving, add walnuts, milk and seeds.

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