Maple and spice and all things nice…
Nothing gives our insides a big warm hug more than a scrumptious, gooey bowl of porridge!
The Holistic Ingredient has dished up a superb winter warming oats recipe for us to share with you and Amy has outdone herself yet again. If there was ever a time to jazz up your oats, well, it’s right now.
We love steel cut oats for their texture and overall chewiness and of course for their higher nutritional content. You see, steel cut oats are less processed than many other oat varieties (microwave oats for example) and although steel cut require longer simmering than regular rolled oats, it’s well worth the effort for the added nutrition. There’s more fibre and beta-glucan (an excellent kind of soluble fibre which is why many refer to these oats as a superfood for its health benefits).
If you find you are short on time in the mornings, simply soak the oats overnight to reduce the cooking time by 5-10 minutes.
Wintery oatmeal heaven awaits!
Overnight Oats: Maple & Spice Porridge by The Holistic Ingredient
Total Time: 25-30 minutes
Servings: Serves 1
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 4 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)
- Seeds 2 vanilla pods (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder)
- 2 tablespoons sultanas/raisins
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Place the oats and almond milk in a bowl.
- Add the vanilla seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins (and anything else you fancy).
- Cover and place in the fridge to soak overnight.
- The following morning, pour your milky oat mixture into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Reduce heat to simmer, cover with the lid and cook over low heat until the oats have absorbed the milk and are moist and tender yet slightly firm.
- Stir occasionally to ensure the oats don't stick to the bottom of the saucepan.
- Total cooking time if you have soaked the oats overnight is approximately 15 - 20 minutes.
- Divide the oatmeal into two bowls. You may like to garnish with poached fruit, raw honey or roasted pecans.
- Delicious served cold also! Here we have served ours with pears poached in raspberries, rice malt syrup and water.
How awesome are oats! Tell us your favourite oat combinations below!
When CFS put a swift end to a million-mile-an-hour corporate career, it also created the most incredible life transformation imaginable. Amy is now a Health Coach, Reiki Master and a Practitioner of CTC, Hypnosis, EFT and NLP. Amy runs a successful blog called The Holistic Ingredient where she combines her passion for food, cooking, toxic-free living and healing therapies. She is also the author of the first of a series of whole food eBooks, A Nourishing Kitchen.