Breakfast Meal Prep Recipe: Organic Steel Cut Oats
I just can't express how incredibly delicious this simple recipe is! It's velvety, hearty, sweet and savory all at the same time! And it's healthy, too!
I'm always searching for healthy, on-the-go breakfast ideas and this breakfast meal prep is now at the top of my list! This recipe breaks up into two parts. Click in the image below to watch the 2 videos.
You'll want to begin by cooking organic steel cut oats. I like to make enough for the week. Since I don't have this every morning, I typically cook 4 servings. This part will take you about 30 min on the stovetop.
Here's what you'll do:
You will need 1 cup of organic steel cut oats and 4 cups of water. Bring water to boil on the stovetop, add 1 cup of oats, stir, and bring the water down to a simmer. While they cook, add 3 dashes of ground cinnamon, 1 dash of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt. Total cooking time will be about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and store in the fridge.
The fun part! Start with one serving of your previously cooked, about a 1/4 cup, and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop. Tip* I add a little coconut milk to the oats since steel cut oats can be kinda dry.* Now you have your base!
To the warmed oats add 1-2 tablespoons of organic chia seeds, 1 teaspoon of coconut butter, 1/4 cup of blueberries, a sprinkle of shaved almonds, and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds. If you have a sweet tooth you can drizzle a little honey on top - but you won't need it.
Tip* If you're sensitive to gluten you can swap out the oats for quinoa. Quinoa is a great source of protein and will help keep you full and focused. *
That's it! Very simple, heart healthy, brain food. During the week you can top your oats with different fruits, nut butter, nuts, or spices for example pumpkin spice or nutmeg. Go with whatever mix of toppings you love. I hope you enjoy!