Apple Chai Steel Cut Oats
Want to start your day with a hot, hearty and delicious breakfast? A bowl of steel cut oats flavored with apples and chai-inspired spices is the way to go. Steel cut oats have a great, non-mushy texture and reheat well, so if pressed for time, you can make them the night before.
1 cup water
1/4 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup diced apple
2 tablespoons raisins
1/2 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract or pure vanilla bean powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and stir in all ingredients. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until oats are tender and water is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
Note: If you are short on time in the morning, this can be made the night before. Reheat before serving.
Calories 283; Protein 8 g; Carbohydrates 55 g; Sugars 7 g; Total Fat 4.9 g; Saturated Fat 0.3 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 17 mg; Fiber 9.7 g; Beta-Carotene 19 ug; Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 62 mg; Iron 2.8 mg; Folate 6 ug; Magnesium 28 mg; Potassium 260 mg; Zinc 0.3 mg; Selenium 1.1 ug