Steel Cut Oatmeal


By Dane Feldman

Photos by Dane Feldman.

Those who say that organic steel cut oatmeal is better for you than your run-of-the-mill organic roll oats are incorrect. The nutrition facts for both are nearly identical in every way, but if you’re interested in trying something new on the hot cereal spectrum, I would still recommend steel cut oats. They offer a wonderful, yet gritty texture and are as welcoming to all kinds of added ingredients as a standard bowl of oatmeal.

What you’ll need:
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups water
1 cup almond milk
1 bartlett pear, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup walnuts, crumbled
1/4 cup yellow raisins
Fresh nutmeg

Bring the water and almond milk to a boil together in a small pot.

Then, stir in the oats slowly before adding the fruit and nuts. Sprinkle in the spices to taste and cook until it thickens. Let it simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every few minutes, before serving in bowls.

Adding fresh strawberries is optional.