(1 serving)

  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup steel cut oats
  • ¼ cup seasonal berries cut into bit sized pieces
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp butter

If you are not a fan of oatmeal or have not tried steel cut oats, I highly recommend you give this recipe a try.  Steel cut oats are thinker than rolled oats, so they do not get as mushy.  Bob’s Red Meal brand is my favorite, but there are others on the market you may prefer.

In a 1-quart saucepan, bring water to boil and add the steel cut oats.  oatmealTurn down the heat to low and cover.  Watch the pot for the first one or two minutes to make sure the water does not boil over, and then allow the oats to simmer for 45-60 minutes.  Cook for a shorter time for thinner oatmeal and a longer time for thinker oatmeal.

Once the oatmeal is done cooking, add the berries, salt, syrup, and butter.  Stir and enjoy.  Adjust the measurements to taste.

Pictured I used three strawberries.  I also recommend apples with 1/8 tsp cinnamon, blueberries, or peaches with a tablespoon of cottage cheese.

Overnight version:  Bring water to boil and add the steel cut oats.  Let the oats boil for two minutes.  Cover and remove from heat.  Let the pot sit on the stove all night.  Your oatmeal will be done in the morning. Just heat and serve.