Before I get into the grind of this recipe, I want to show you a picture…
Meet by baby carrot… isn’t that insane??? It’s almost so cool I don’t want to eat it… well too bad. That’s what taking pictures is for 🙂
Okay, so I have been really really REALLY missing my steel cut oats since all these renovations started. You may not realize this, but I used to ONLY have steel cut oats every morning. I never ever had regular old fashioned oats until I was reduced to just having a microwave.
Well, look what I found yesterday
My steel cut oats :(. It was like running into someone that you’ve missed and haven’t seen in a long long time. Okay maybe not exactly, but it was close 🙂
Well regardless, it was enough to make me reallyyyy want to make them.
I had previously tried to make them in the microwave and admittedly, failed miserably. I didn’t put nearly enough water in and put them in a bowl that was too small. The result?… crunchy oats that tasted horrible. Not appetizing.
Well, I decided to try again. Honestly, do not try this at home. I’m not saying it’s dangerous or anything its just EXTREMELY annoying. You are much better off letting 1/4 cup of oats soak in 1 cup of water overnight and then cook them on the stovetop for about ten minutes.
This microwave method took me a good hour. Especially because I had to keep cooling it in the fridge whenever it got too hot.
Well, hard work aside, this is what I got
I was so happy 🙂
Now I had the dilemma of what to actually put IN them. I wasn’t about to just have plain oats for breakfast. Yeah no, not happening.
Of course, I always have random things laying around my house.
Papaya!!.. but really these things were 2 for 5 at the grocery store. How could I not?
Personally I could die eating papaya, so I really wanted this flavor to be the prime flavor. Nothing too fancy this time. Shocked?
As you can see I cut up about a quarter of the papaya. Half of that chopped up section I pureed
and the other half I left for topping.
Here’s the total recipe
1. 1/4 cup steel cut oats (or 1/2 cup of regular oats)
2. I used 2 cups of water for the microwave method. You’ll only need one for a stovetop
3. a few drops of coconut extract
4. 1 packet of stevia
5. chopped up papaya
6. 2 tsp chia seeds
Since I prepped my oatmeal the night before, in the morning I just added the puree, chia seeds, a little more water, and then microwaved it.
To finish it off, I added the coconut extract, stevia, and the almighty papaya 🙂
I cannot express enough how amazing it was to have my steel cut oats again, and to have papaya again for that matter. That stuffs unbeatable.
Question: what’s your favorite type of oats?
Steel cut all the way for me 🙂