Try this steel cut oatmeal recipe that combines the flavors of vanilla and almond for a warm and delicious start to your day.
Oatmeal is my go-to breakfast every single day, and when I’m feeling extra motivated (and have the time), I love to step it up a notch and cook steel cut oatmeal. This variation provides so much more texture than traditional types, which I actually prefer. Usually, I’ll make this on the stove with milk and not add a single thing to it because I love it that much. But for today’s recipe, I decided to add a little oomph for something even tastier.
After cooking the steel cut oats on the stove according to package directions (but with milk; this is very important), I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Then I dished this up into two bowls and topped them with a sprinkling of brown sugar and sliced almonds (you can use any you have on hand; I just think sliced look pretty).
It’s pretty darn simple, but I still think it tastes like a treat, especially with a little sugar, which I never add to my oatmeal anymore.
I was extra motivated to make this recently because I have two canisters of the steel cut oats since I failed to check our inventory before we went grocery shopping. Ooooops. But that’s okay; guess I’ll be eating a lot more of this stuff! It’s a good problem to have.
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- Brown sugar
- Sliced almonds
- Cook oats according to package direction using milk.
- Remove from heat and stir in extracts.
- Divide the oatmeal into two bowls and sprinkle with desired amount of sugar and almonds.