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Apple Cranberry Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe
Perfectly sweet and tart- this is one bowl of oats that I actually enjoy and crave. The instructions are for steel cut oatmeal recipe, but I'll tell you how to use regular old fashioned oats in the notes. Enjoy!
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 8 cups water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups chopped tart or sweet apples
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend, or 1 Tablespoon of my Sweet Brown Sugar sub plus stevia, or sweeten to taste with your favorite sweetener
  1. To Toast Your Steel Cut Oats- optional, but adds some depth of flavor- heat up your dutch oven over medium heat and add a teaspoon of butter. When it sizzles, add the oats, and stir until lightly toasted with a pleasant toasty aroma. To Soak- Soaking enhances the nutrition profile, and makes oats easier to digest. It also saves a step the next morning. If you want to toast your oats, do that step first. All you have to do to soak is to add the oats, water, and lemon juice in your enamel or non-corrosive pan and let sit overnight.
  2. If desired, you can toast and/or soak your oats as directed above. Then add all remaining ingredients to your large dutch oven, and heat on medium high until boiling, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring more toward the end as it thickens up.
  4. Allow to cool before serving.
  5. I like to reheat the leftovers for a super fast breakfast the next day.
To use regular old fashioned oats, increase oats to 4 cups. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat and cook/stir for 5 minutes. Cover and let sit to cool for several minutes before serving.

This is a Trim Healthy Mama E friendly recipe. I like to cross it over for my kids by adding a splash of cream or a pat of healthy Kerrigold butter.
To stay in E territory, I enjoy mine with half of an apple, and my favorite cinnamon red hots tea.
Recipe by Gwen's Nest at https://gwens-nest.com/apple-cranberry-steel-cut-oatmeal-recipe/