There is really nothing like a scrumptious bowl of hot cereal almost any time of day, but especially on a cool morning. Personally, I love a bowl of steel cuts oats for lunch or an afternoon snack. Now, you can have gluten free steel cut oats from Bob's Red Mill. In this recipe I added a chopped apple and a few dates. Then I topped my steaming bowl with my holiday cranberry sauce flavored with doTerra's Wild Orange Essential Oil. OMG! I can hardly wait for tomorrow to make it again.
Steel Cut Oats a la Cranberry Sauce
Gluten Free - Dairy Free
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats
3 cups of water
¼ tsp of salt
Bring water to a boil. Add oats and salt. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 10-20 minutes (depending on how chewy you like your cereal). Stir occasionally.
Additional fun, and yummy foods to add to the oats while they are cooking, or use as toppings. In this recipe I added a chopped red delicious apple and 3 dates. The walnuts were soaked and rinsed and then chopped and topped before serving.
1. Chopped apple
4. Walnuts (soak first and add on top)
5. Coconut oil or butter
7. Cranberry Sauce
4 cups of fresh cranberries
1-cup of sugar
1 ¼ cup water
zest of one orange peel
4-5 drops of doTerra Essential Oil – Wild Orange (optional)
(optional: chopped ginger or fennel)
Directions: Cranberry Sauce
Put all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
The Products I Love
I love telling people about the products I use, because it makes a huge difference. I use what I find to be the best, so you will often see some of my recipe reflect a brand. I am learning to bake more and experiment with gluten free cooking and backing. So, you will see a lot with Bob's Red Mill products. They have such an incredible variety, made with impeccable integrity, which means delicious taste and texture. I am also experimenting with non-dairy milks and creamers. NutPods has just come into my life. It is fantastic! Not over flavored or too sweet; great product.