Doesn’t look like much, does it? Just a bowl of oatmeal. But it was actually SUPER tasty. I made this Sunday, and then reheated it for breakfast during the week and it worked out wonderfully…and it’s good for you!
Annie recommends shredding your apple, and I’m sure it’s delicious that way, but I didn’t have the patience for it on Sunday so I just diced mine.
Steel Cut Oats with Apples and Raisins
3 cups water
1 cup (2% or 1%) milk
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 cup steel-cut oats
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 apple, peeled, cored and grated
1/3 cup raisins
¼ cup maple syrup
Combine the water and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a 10- or 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the oats and toast, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Stir the toasted oats into the simmering liquid. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer gently until the mixture is very thick, about 20 minutes. Stir in the salt, cinnamon, apple, raisins and maple syrup. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until all of the liquid has been absorbed and the oatmeal is creamy, about 10 minutes more. Remove from the heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving.