When you begin your day fueled by steel cut oats, you don’t look back. They’re the engine behind many early morning workouts, successful business meetings, and well-focused students.
Steel cut oats are a low glycemic index food, meaning they help keep blood sugar and energy levels steady. A one-quarter cup of uncooked oats delivers 29 g of carbohydrates, 5 g of fibre, 7 g of protein, and 10 % of your recommended Daily Value (DV) of iron.
Oatmeal is easy to digest and a great option if you follow a gluten-free diet. Steel cut varieties take a little longer to cook, but when it comes to nutrition, they beat the fast-cooking varieties hands down. The slightly nutty flavour pairs well with fresh or dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and dairy. Try this recipe for a breakfast your whole family will love.
3 cups water
¼ tsp salt
1 cup steel cut oats*
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup fresh or unsweetened canned peaches, chopped
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a pot, bring water and salt to a boil.
Add oats, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 20 minutes. Keep covered and stir approximately every 5 minutes.
Mix in walnuts and peaches until they are warm, then remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve topped with a tablespoon of Greek yogurt.
*Steel cut oats must be used for this recipe to achieve the desired results. If you are short on time in the morning, prepare the oats in a slow-cooker overnight for a ready-to-eat breakfast on demand.
Patience Lister, BSc
Patience Lister is a professional writer who helps to inspire healthier and more sustainable food and supplement choices.