I loooove oatmeal! Regular oats, steel cut oats, instant...I like it all, but steel cut is definitely my favorite. It's one of the few healthy foods that I eat b/c I want to, not b/c I feel like I should! Now, if I could just convince the rest of my family....
and these are made with pumpkin and spices and taste like a big bowl of comfort.
Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats
1/3 cup steel cut oats
1 cup water
pinch of sea salt
1/3 cup pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
10 drops vanilla stevia (I use NuNaturals)
Add oats to water with a pinch of salt in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla stevia (or 1 tsp vanilla extract with sweetener of choice - to taste). Stir to combine and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Serve with walnuts and a sprinkle of raw sugar if desired.
And if you are experiencing freakishly warm weather like we have been in eastern NC, you can have breakfast outside! I'm sorta loving this view :-)