This raspberry steel-cut oatmeal is filling and satisfying. It’s a simple and comforting low GI meal that provides you with complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and fat (yes, fat – did you know that oats contain the highest amount of fat of all grains?).
Oats is an all-around awesome food that can be completely destroyed by the food manufacturing industry and presented to us in the form of high GI instant oatmeal masquerading as a healthy breakfast.
I am on a mission to educate people about the non-healthy side of instant oatmeal, so please never buy it. And if you do, I am sorry, but I don’t think we can be friends 😉
Steel-cut oats, on the other hand, is one of the best low GI foods you could have for breakfast. The only problem with steel-cut oats is that they take somewhat longer to cook. And if you are rushing to get everyone ready in the morning you probably don’t have time to cook steel-cut oats.
In this case, you can prepare them in the evening and keep in the fridge overnight. In theory, the glycemic index of steel-cut oats would increase slightly the next day compared to the freshly prepared ones. But they still will be healthy and filling.
And if you love steel-cut oats, check out these Savory Steel Cut Oats with Mushrooms and Thyme.
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup non-dairy or cow's milk
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar or any natural low GI sweetener
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 4 Tbsp walnut pieces
- If you are using frozen raspberries, take them out of the freezer before you start cooking the oats.
- In a medium pot, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the oats and cook stirring occasionally until the oats warm up and are covered in oil, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the milk, water, coconut sugar, and salt. Mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Turn off the heat and let it stand covered for about 3 minutes.
- Add the vanilla extract and raspberries. Mix well until the oats and raspberries are combined.
- Serve with 1 to 2 tablespoons of walnut pieces.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 4 servings calculated for the steel cut oats made with almond milk.
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Serving Size1/4 of recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 187Total Fat 10.2gSaturated Fat 3.8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7.6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 122.6mgCarbohydrates 21.7gFiber 5gSugar 4.6gProtein 4.5g