Recipe: Vanilla Pear Almond Steel Cut Oats
This overnight oatmeal recipe is perfect to make on Sunday so it can last throughout the week. Try your favorite toppings or this almond-pear combination listed below. If you want to cut back on some sugar, use only 1 or 2 teaspoons of honey. You’ll save about 5 grams of sugar per teaspoon of honey you skip.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 4 hours, 10 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours to overnight
1 cup steel cut oatmeal
4½ cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
For pear almond topping (single serving)
½ diced fresh pear
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon of toasted almonds
1. Add oats, water, and salt to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium low and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the chia seeds so they are mixed evenly throughout. Place the lid on the pan and set aside to cool. Then, place in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
2. Transfer the oatmeal to a re-sealable container to store throughout the week. When you’re ready for a bowl of oatmeal, spoon about ½ to 1/3 cup into a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 1 to 1½ minutes until hot. Dress your oats with the pear almond topping above or as you like it.
Nutrition Information (per serving, not including optional chia seeds)
Calories: 284; Total Fat: 5 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 6 grams: Carbohydrates: 55 grams; Sugar: 28 grams; Fiber: 7 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 126 milligrams
Recipe and photo by Lisa Lotts of Garlic and Zest.
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