Oatmeal 5 ways
Phases (see below) | Makes 4 to 8 servings | Prep time: 2 minutes | Total time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 4 cups water
- Combine the oats and water in a large saucepan. Boil 1 minute. Turn off the heat, cover the pan and let it stand overnight at room temperature.
- In the morning, remove the lid and bring the oats to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until the oats are creamy yet still a little bit chewy, about 7 to 10 minutes.
- Cooked oats will keep in the fridge for a week. You can just spoon out a serving (1 cup for Phase 1 or 1/2 cup for Phase 3), add a little water and reheat in the microwave for a minute or two. Or, you can make a huge batch and freeze single servings.
- Then, add your favorite mix-ins (per 1 cup of oatmeal):
Add 1/2 cup chopped peaches, 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
Phase Three add-in: 1/4 cup chopped almonds in addition.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Stir in 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and stevia to taste.
Drizzle in 2 tablespoons of coconut milk, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup fresh blueberries and 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut.
Add 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, then top with 1/2 cup raspberries.
Cherry-Almond Butter Swirl Oatmeal
Swirl in 2 tablespoons almond butter and top with 1/2 cup dark-red cherries (frozen is fine).