Steelcut oats are actually my favorite oats of all of them and technically (if you want to be super knit picky) they are also the healthiest for you. Because they are the least processed out of all oats they are keeping you full and are harder for your body to breakdown. Ultimately, if you eat oats for breakfast, I think that is already a whole lot better than cereal regardless of what type of oats they are. There is just something about the texture of steelcut oats that I love. You can enjoy this hot or directly out of the fridge if you want a cold breakfast. If you are not a fan of pineapple you can also switch out the type of fruit you add on top.
Steelcut Oats with Pineapple Jam
Recipe makes 3 servings
Time: 20 minutes active
1 cup Steelcut Oats
2 scoops TRU Vanilla Protein
4 cups Plant Milk, unsweetened
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
Ingredients for jam:
1 cup Pineapple
1 tbsp Coconut Sugar
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 cup Water
1) Mix 3 cups of the plant milk, protein powder, salt, vanilla and steel cut oats together until there are no lumps left. Transfer into a pot and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and cook with the lid on for 20 minutes.
2) White the oats are cooking, chop the pineapple into very small pieces, almost like a chutney. Transfer into a pan and mix with chia seeds, water and coconut sugar. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium heat and cover the pan with a lid. Let it cook for 10 minutes but keep checking on it to make sure it does not burn and add water if needed. If your jam seems still too watery after the cooking time, take the lid off and cook without the lid until enough water evaporated and it thickens up.
3) You can process/blend the jam if you prefer a smooth jam without pieces of fruit.
4) When the oats are done, cover them tightly with plastic wrap in the pot so there is no air able to get to the top. Because we added protein powder you do not want a skin to form. Pop the lid on and let it sit overnight. Transfer the jam into a container and let sit overnight. Both can sit out at room temperature as long as they are covered.
5) The next day you will notice the protein powder made the oats thicken up quite a bit. Add the last cup of plant milk and stir until it has almost like a pudding like thickness. Scoop our a portion and top with the jam. You can heat it up if you prefer it warm but can definitely be enjoyed cold from the refrigerator.
25 g protein
48.7 g carbs (6 g of sugar partially from fruit)
9.7 g fat