Oatmeal Morning Goodness

Oatmeal Morning Goodness. OMG!

Oats are on the list of heart-healthy foods.  If you are eating grains, there is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of oatmeal to start your day.

Steel-cut oatmeal is even better than the typical rolled-oat variety.   Steel-cut oats have a nutty flavor and provide a bit more ‘chew’ than old fashioned or instant oats.

Prior to owning a rice cooker, I rarely ate steel-cut oats because they require a bit of prep time.   With my rice cooker, I just throw in my oats and water and press ‘start’.  In 30 minutes, I have perfectly cooked oats (no burning, no over-boiling and no standing over the oven).    Meanwhile, I can get ready, make lunch, or even workout.

Here is my favorite OMG recipe:

Ingredients:

-2 cup steel-cut oats (use rice cooker cup)

-1/4 cup flax seed

-4 cup water (use rice cooker cup)

-1 large apple or pear, peeled, cored, chopped

-1 t. Cinnamon

¼ t. Nutmeg

-1/4 cup Brown sugar

– ½ cup Raisins

-1/2 cup Pecans

-1 T. Butter

Directions:
In the rice cooker, place steel-cut oats, flaxseed, water, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Press start.

Once done, add brown sugar, raisins, pecans, and butter (serves 6).

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