Steel Cut Oats with Apples and Cherries
Serves: 8 | Serving Size: 1/2 cup
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups water
1/2 cup dried apples, chopped
1/2 cup dried cherries (pitted)
Big dash of apple pie spice
Drizzle honey (1/2 tsp per person)
Skim or soy milk (1/2 cup per person)
Place the oats, water, dried fruit and spice into a crock pot. Cover with a lid and set to “high.” Cook for 2 hours. The oatmeal is done when the water is absorbed and the oatmeal is thick.
Serve warm with milk (use 1/2 cup skim milk per person) and a little drizzle of honey. You can also chill it for later use.
You can turn this into a dessert by topping it with whipped cream and a drizzle of honey.
Warm the milk in the pitcher before serving.
Do not serve honey to infants under 1 year old.
Did You Know?
Oatmeal helps lower your levels of LDL cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol.
Oats are high in beta-glucan, which can stimulate your immune system.
Oats are naturally gluten-free, though some may be processed by machinery that also handles gluten. Check food labels for any warnings.
Rolled oats and steel cut oats come from the same part of the same plant -- they’re just processed differently!
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