OMG! (Oatmeal Morning Goodness)

A guest post by Juliette Britton
OMG! Oatmeal Morning Goodness!

Oats are at the top of the heart healthy food lists.  There is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of oatmeal to start

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your day!   A few years ago, I was introduced to the world of rice cooking.   Did you know that you can cook steel cut oats, lentils, quinoa and a plethora of other foods in your rice cooker?   Check out the Nurture website for some additional rice cooker recipes: http://www.nurtureyourfamily.org/recipes/recipes-adults/

Steel cut oatmeal is my all-time favorite breakfast.   SCO have a nutty flavor and provide a bit more ‘chew’ than old fashioned or instant oats.  Prior to owning a rice cooker, I rarely ate steel cut oats because they require a bit of prep time.   With my rice cooker, I just throw in my oats and water and press ‘start’.  In 30 minutes, I have perfectly cooked oats (no burning, no over-boiling and no standing over the oven).    Meanwhile, I can get ready, make lunch, or even workout.

Here is my favorite OMG recipe:

-2 cup steel cut oats (use rice cooker cup)

-1/4 cup flax seed

-4 cup water (use rice cooker cup)

-1 large apple, peeled, cored, chopped

-1 t. Cinnamon

¼ t. Nutmeg

-1/4 cup Brown sugar

– ½ cup Raisins

-1/2 cup Pecans

-1 T. Butter

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In the rice cooker, place steel cut oats, flax seed, water, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Press start.

Once done, add brown sugar, raisins, pecans, and butter (serves 6).

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