Tasty Tuesday: Recipe – Steel Cut Oats

 

 

It’s “Tasty Tuesday”, where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

This recipe was born because I accidentally bought Steel Cut Oats instead of regular oats, and wasn’t about to waste them.

I don’t like standing over the stove in the mornings during the week, so I was determined to make sure I could freeze these and heat them up quickly if I needed something fast. Also, I made it colourful because I could.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

You can throw some scoops of superfood powder in when you’ve cooked the oats, but the main thing is loading them up later with lots of fruit, nuts, etc.

Fresh or frozen, toss in whatever is in season/you have on hand!

 

Click through for recipe!…

 

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Make 12 Pucks

 

INGREDIENTS:

– 1 cup  steel cut oats
– 1 cup of non-dairy milk
– 2.5 cups filtered water
– 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
– 1 tsp vanilla

OPTIONALS:
– 1/2 tsp of superfood (pink pitaya powder, blue majik, beetroot powder etc.)
– 1 tsp vanilla
– fruits and nuts for toppings

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

In a medium-sized pot bring the water and milk to a low boil, then add in the oats and salt and stir.

When it returns to a boil, immediately lower the temperature and let the oats simmer for about 20-25mins, stirring every now and then.

After this time test the oats and if you like the texture, remove them from the heat (if not let sit for another 5-10mins).

Add in the superfood powder, and vanilla if you are using them.

(*IF eating immediately, add in some maple syrup and top with desired fruits etc.)

To freeze, *LET THE OATS COOL COMPLETELY* – stir every now and then so the heat is released and they don’t harden.

Spray a muffin pan with cooking oil, then divide the oats between the 12 parts.

Freeze for about 5 hours, and then remove pucks, and place in a freezer safe bag or container.

To serve take 3 or 4 pucks per person, place in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook for 3 mins, stir and if more time is needed, add another 30-60 seconds.

At this time you can add more superfood powder to brighten it, stir in some maple syrup, top with fruits and nuts and seeds, and serve!

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photos and recipe by: Christine McAvoy