Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal

Creamy steel cut oatmeal with a hint of vanilla and maple topped with frosted blackberries and pistachio. This maple vanilla steel cut oatmeal is delicious and perfect for starting your morning.

Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

It’s been so nice the past few days in the city. I’ve been soaking up all that sunshine and warmth as much as I can because knowing SF, the nice weather won’t last long. So while it’s warm and sunny, I’m trying to savor it.

Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

Today, I wanted to share with you another breakfast recipe. I know. I feel like I’ve been obsessed with all things breakfast lately. Make that breakfast and frosted berries. You’ll probably see frosted berries all summer long. They’re perfect as toppings.

Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have you ever had steel cut oatmeal? I personally love them so much more than rolled oats or instant oats. Steel cut oats take longer to cook, but the wait is definitely worth it. Each bite of oatmeal made from steel cut oats is chewier and nuttier. It’s heartier and so much more satisfying, perfect for starting your day. And I think once you’ve had a bite of this version of oatmeal, you won’t want to go back to old fashioned rolled oats.

Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a small pot, add steel cut oats and water over medium heat. Cook the oats for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oats are cooked through and the consistency is to your liking.

Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

Stir in almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and cook for an additional 10 minutes. The steel cut oatmeal will be creamy, and the texture will be chewy.

Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

Top the maple vanilla steel cut oatmeal with your favorite toppings. I used frosted blackberries and pistachios. To make the frosted berries, just freeze your berries in a single layer. When you’re ready to use them, take them out of the freezer. In a couple minutes, as the berries defrost, they will have the frosted appearance.

Drizzle with almond milk for a creamier texture, or if the steel cut oatmeal absorbed all of the liquid.

Enjoy!

Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

Maple Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal
 
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Creamy steel cut oatmeal with a hint of vanilla and maple topped with frosted blackberries and pistachio. This maple vanilla steel cut oatmeal is delicious and perfect for starting your morning.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ - 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
For serving
  • Fresh berries
  • Frozen berries
  • Dried fruits
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Extract almond milk for drizzling
Directions:
  1. In a small pot, add steel cut oats and water over medium heat. Cook the oats for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oats are cooked through and the consistency is to your liking.
  2. Stir in almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and cook for an additional 10 minutes. The steel cut oatmeal will be creamy, and the texture will be chewy.
  3. Top the maple vanilla steel cut oatmeal with your favorite toppings. I used frosted blackberries and pistachios.

 

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