Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Maple-Stewed Berries
A nourishing, make-ahead breakfast of pure comfort. Use fresh or frozen berries for this breakfast.
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Essential Ingredient Oatmeal
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 10minutes
5 1/2cupsfiltered water
3/4teaspoonfine sea salt
1/2teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1 1/2cupssteel-cut oats
1cupmilkregular, almond or soy
3Tablespoonspure maple syrup
1 1/2cupsfrozen mixed berries
In a large pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the salt and vanilla.
Tip in the oats, stirring constantly. Cover with a lid and turn off the heat. Let oatmeal stand overnight.
In the morning, stir the milk into the oatmeal to loosen it and make it a more spoonable texture. Bring the oatmeal up to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
In a small pot, warm the maple syrup over medium heat. Tip the berries into the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are bubbling in the center of the pot.
Ladle steel-cut oats into bowls and spoon the berries over the top. Serve hot.
This dish can be made with 'quick cooking' steel cut oats (I buy Bob's Red Mill); just reduce the water by 1/2 cup or so.You can refrigerate any leftover oatmeal and reheat it for another day. Cereal will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container.