Baked Steel Cut Apple Walnut Oatmeal

8 Oct

Steel cut oats are something I discovered during last year’s October Unprocessed. Kristine Duncan was a guest writer had posted a wonderful chart and explanation of the different kinds of oats – and how processed each was. And I gave steel cut oats a try! Guess what…they’re delicious. The serving may seem small, but these oats pack a hearty punch, leaving you full and satisfied for hours after.

My two favorite ways to prepare steel cut oats are with the slow cooker or with the oven. This is a great autumn weekend morning breakfast – it requires dirtying only a few dishes, takes almost no work to prep, and leaves your house smelling lovely. Switch it up to suit your tastes and pantry items! Use pears and cashews instead of apples and walnuts. Swap in honey and add some vanilla if you want a sweeter version. Stir in some cocoa powder if that tickles your fancy. The possibilities are endless! And the leftovers work really well as weekday breakfasts – just add a bit of milk, microwave, and you’re good to go.

Baked Steel Cut Apple Walnut Oatmeal

Baked Steel Cut Apple Walnut Oatmeal, adapted from Generation Y Foodie

Serves 8

  • 2 C organic steel cut oats
  • 2 C boiling water
  • 1 C room temp water
  • 3 medium apples, washed, cored and diced
  • ¼ C raw walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ C pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • a few cranks from the sea salt grinder
  • 2 heaping tbsp flaxseed meal

Bring water to a boil – use your electric tea kettle or the kettle on the stove for zero clean up!

Pour oats into an ungreased 8×8 baking dish. Add the boiling water to cover the oats, and cover the dish with aluminum foil. Let sit for 15 minutes, so the water can soak up.

While that sits, preheat the oven to 375 and dice the apples and chop the walnuts.

Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flaxseed meal onto the wet oatmeal. Pour in the extra 1 cup of water. Stir well. Add in the chopped apples and walnuts and stir to combine.

Cover with the foil and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed, and you can’t take that heavenly smell any longer.

Baked Steel Cut Apple Walnut Oatmeal

Serve hot in bowls. Cover with some organic dairy free milk, add shredded unsweetened coconut, or even a drizzle of maple syrup.

This keeps well in the fridge too – either keep the baking dish covered with foil and refrigerate, or divide into single servings in containers and grab as needed!

Baked Steel Cut Apple Walnut Oatmeal

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3 Responses to “Baked Steel Cut Apple Walnut Oatmeal”

  1. Liz October 8, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    That looks delicious!

    • xtinaluvspink October 8, 2013 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks! It is – I’m eating leftovers of it right now 🙂

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