Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal
Author: Two Thirds Cup
Prep time: 8 hours
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 8 hours 5 mins
For soaking the oats:
  • 1 cup steel cut oats (not quick cooking)
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp of an acidic medium such as apple cider vinegar, whey, plain yogurt, cultured buttermilk, kefir, or lemon juice
For cooking the oats:
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt
For the toppings:
  • ½ cup whole milk or cream
  • 1 apple, cored and cubed
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • real maple syrup, to taste
  1. Put the steel cut oats in a glass bowl and cover with the warm water.
  2. Add in your acidic medium and stir to combine.
  3. Let oats sit on your counter at room temperature overnight or for 8 to 24 hours.
  4. When finished soaking, rinse the oats with water.
  5. Bring 1 cup of fresh water and sea salt to boil in a pot.
  6. Add in rinsed soaked oats and simmer on low.
  7. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until oats reach a desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  8. Scoop into bowls and top with cream, apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
*I use apple cider vinegar to soak my steel cut oats.
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