This morning I wanted something yummy and comforting for breakfast that didn’t require much work. I opted for Apple Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with made in the oven so I could just throw it in and forget it until it filled the apartment with delicious, maple coconut smells.
Steel cut oats are a great breakfast option because they’re packed with fibre, slow-digesting carbs and protein that will keep you full for hours. They do take longer to cook than traditional oats though so I always make them ahead of time and store in the fridge for busy mornings.
Here are a few of the health benefits of steel-cut oats:
“Steel-cut oats are essential grains which are full of nutritional value, rich in B-vitamins, calcium, protein and fiber while low in sodium and unsaturated fat. In fact, just one cup of steel-cut oats contains 8g of fiber. Steel-cut oats are whole grain groats, the inner portion of the oat kernel, which have been cut into two or three pieces rather than flattened. Because of this it takes longer to digest, making us feel fuller for a longer period of time. They are a golden hue and look like chopped nuts or tiny grains of rice. Rolled oats are flake oats that have been steamed, rolled, re-steamed and toasted. Due to all of this additional processing they lose some of their fiber, nutritional value, natural taste, and texture.” (Source)
This dish is very easy to make, all you need to do is add all the ingredients to an oven-proof dish with a lid and pop it in the oven. An hour later you’ll have a delicious, flavourful and healthy breakfast! I enjoyed a big bowl of this for breakfast with a nice cup of green tea and it kept me full until the afternoon, we were out and about all morning so I needed a good power breakfast!
I topped mine with a sliced medjool date and some slivered almonds but you could top it with whatever you like to provide some texture and additional flavour. Try sliced bananas and pecans or fresh blueberries and almonds, the possibilites are endless!
An easy-to-make delicious and healthy baked oatmeal dish.
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 3.5 cups True Silk Coconut Milk
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 2 apples, chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Mash the bananas.
- Chop the apples.
- Add all ingredients to an oven-safe dish with a lid.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
- Let sit for 10 minutes with the lid off before serving.