my favorite STEEL CUT oatmeal
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Christi's Apple Oatmeal Recipe
There’s nothing quite like a morning with the aroma of healthy homemade apple oatmeal, especially when the taste is divine. An apple a day can keep the doctor away. Being from the south, apples are abundant and are cooked, fried in pies, and stewed. Enjoy the taste & smell of my Apple Oatmeal Recipe!
For the oatmeal:
For the topping:
Briskly boil 4 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Measure & pour one cup of steel-cut oatmeal and add one or two very ripened bananas. Side notes: I place older fully ripened bananas directly in the freezer to preserve them for oatmeal, banana bread & cakes. If you have older apples that need to be baked, you can add them to cook. If you have newer apples, hold those for Step 2. My favorite brand of oatmeal is McCann’s Irish Steelcut Oatmeal. Cook for approximately 30 minutes.
Remove from the stove and allow to cool a bit. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla flavoring. Sweeten to taste with maple syrup and dark brown sugar. Keep in mind that you will be using other natural sweetners on top such as apples & candied pecans so don’t over sweeten. I’m not a huge advocate for unnecessary sugars so go easy on the syrup & brown sugar. You can always sweeten to taste & keep in mind the cooked bananas & apples used for the topping will provide quite a bit of sweetness & flavor. I use approximately 1 oz of maple syrup & 4 tablespoons of dark brown sugar.
Slice an apple in thin slices and place on top with candied pecans. Enjoy!