I have always loved steel cut oats but I didn’t start making them at home until I found a quick-cook version at Trader Joe’s. Now, it takes about 10-15 minutes and I make them in the afternoon and reheat them in the morning. I love experimenting with ways to top steel cut oats, here are some of my favorites.
Measure out your Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats and water in a 1:3 ratio (1/4 cup oats to 3/4 cup water, for example). Bring the water to a boil with a pinch of salt and once the water is just about to boil, turn down the heat and add your oats. Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Leave sit for 1 minute before serving. I like to add in a few spoonfuls of chia seeds if I messed up measuring and put too much water in.
Chia and Fruit
I love to add a few teaspoons of chia seeds mixed in and on top with any fruit I have, usually strawberries or blackberries. To sweeten, add as much maple syrup as you want. This one is the most simple one of my favorite ways to top steel cut oats but it’s still delicious. In the photo I may have gone a little crazy with the syrup but it was so good.
Nut and Fruit
With this one I put a splash of heavy whipping cream on top, some crushed walnuts, and some berries. I love the cream and berries and the nuts add more texture. To sweeten, add brown sugar.
Nut and Fruit 2.0
After the chia seeds have been stirred in, I add all different types of nuts and seeds like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, anything I have around. Then I’ll put dried fruit like dried cranberries on top and finish with brown sugar.
As you can see, I love mine sweet with brown sugar and/or maple syrup. Of course, you can change any of the toppings or combine them because there are nearly no bad combinations of ways to top steel cut oats. Let me know if you have any ways to top steel cut oats that you love!