Apple Pie Oats
(makes 4 servings)
1 tsp. butter (optional-I substitute coconut oil for butter when I cook)
1 c. steel cut oats
3 c. boiling water
1/2-3/4 c. organic milk (I use almond milk or Silk)
Salt to taste (optional)
1 tsp. cinnamon (or to taste)
1/2 an apple
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add oats and lightly toast. Add boiling water and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes without stirring.
Add milk to the oats. Stir and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Dice the apple in to small pieces and add to oats. Sprinkle cinnamon (and salt if desired) on top and ENJOY!
I've found that the oats re-heat better if you add a little bit of milk when re-heating. No more than 1/4 c. at max.
This is also a great addition to quick everyday oatmeal.