Warm Up on those Cold Mornings!

What could be nicer then a hot nutritious breakfast to enjoy on these cold mornings! Enjoy this recipe at your KES Club or at home with a glass of milk for a balanced breakfast!

Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

 Yield: 4 servings
 Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans for garnish; if desired (if no nut allergies)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat butter until melted. Add steel cut oats and stir for 2 minutes to toast.
  2. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Add hot water and apple cider and stir, bringing to a boil. Cover and turn heat down to low; cook oats for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove lid and stir in chopped apples and maple syrup. Continue cooking, uncovered for 15 minutes, or until oats thicken to your desired texture.
  5. Serve immediately and garnish with pecans, if desired. (if no nut allergies)

steel cut oats with apple and cinnamon

Recipe adapted from: http://www.breakfastforlearning.ca/beforethebell/

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.

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