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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Madness Day 8: Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Makes 4 servings

1 cup steel-cut oats
1 Tbsp butter
4 cups water
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Sliced apple

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.  Add steel-cut oats and stir for about 2 mintues.  Transfer to the slow cooker.  Add in the water, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 2-3 hours.  Serve with milk and sliced apple on the top. 

Review:
I just love steel-cut oats.  I love the hearty taste and the texture.  The apple adds a touch of sweetness and a crispy crunchy yumminess. I ate this after I had run 8 miles.  8 miles, people.  Appreciate me.  Please.  Needless to say I ate 2 bowls, some toast, and an egg.  I was full until about 3 pm. :) 4 stars

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4 comments:

  1. Where do you get steel-cut oats?

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  2. this is so healthy, great for breakfast, thanks for sharing.

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  3. MaryLynn P1/2/12 14:28

    What are the health benefits of using steel cut oats as oppose to regular rolled oats?

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  4. MaryLynn, I'm not sure if there is much difference in the healthiness of steel cut oats vs rolled oats. I just really like the texture of steel-cut. They seem heartier to me.

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