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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Blueberry Compote

I love any form. I think with this recipe you could use strawberries also either follow the recipe or use the frozen strawberries in the little container. Prepping it the day before is perfect, saves on cooking time in the am. Steel cut oats are a lot different than Old Fashioned Oats. They are actually a lot better for you.

 Steel-cut oats (US) or pinhead oatmeal (UK) are whole oat groats which have been chopped into pieces. Various forms of oatmeal, rolled oats, and pinhead oats are cooked to make porridge or porage.

Steel-cut oats take longer to cook than instant, ground, or rolled oats, typically 15–30 minutes (less, if pre-soaked). The flavor of the cooked oats is described as being nuttier than other types of oats, and they are chewier.

Oatmeal, sometimes called Scottish oats in the US, is made by stone-grinding oats.

2 cups frozen blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
4 cups water
1 cup steel-cut oats (certified gluten-free if necessary)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter


OVERNIGHT ALERT! Prepping steel cut oats the night before reduces cooking time the next morning. Marinating blueberry compote overnight helps it soak in more sweetness.

Combine blueberries, sugar, rind, juice, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Refrigerate.

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, oats, and salt; cook 1 minute. Remove oat mixture from heat, cover, and refrigerate in pan overnight.

Bring blueberry mixture to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook 6 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Bring oat mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Add butter to oat mixture.

Spoon 3/4 cup oatmeal into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1/4 cup blueberry compote.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 4 |  Serving Size: 3/4 cup of oatmeal + 1/4 cup of blueberry compote

Per serving: Calories: 252; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 153mg; Carbohydrate: 49g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 19g; Protein: 6g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 50mg; Iron: 1%; Vitamin A: 3%; Vitamin C: 7%; Calcium: 2% 

Source: MyFitnessPal

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