Thursday, September 19, 2013

{Clean Eating Steel Cut Oatmeal}

It is kind of funny to me that I used to think that I didn't like hot oatmeal. Maybe I had never tried the RIGHT kind of hot oatmeal. I love overnight oats and I have enjoyed them all summer....but the temps are getting cooler at night and I want to wake up and eat something warm! I tried out this recipe from Running With Spoons and it changed my world!!! I have slightly tweaked it and played around with toppings. I have to say though...I have tried a few other recipes for hot oatmeal over the past couple weeks and none of them even come close to how delicious these oats are!

Clean Eating Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. steel cut oats
  • 1 tbsp. oat bran (or an additional tbsp. of steel cut oats)
  • 1/3 cup organic egg whites
  • 1/2 banana (roughly mashed)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (or maple extract)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (any milk will do) 
Bring water to a boil in a small pot over medium high heat. Once boiling, add in oats and oat bran. Stir and turn heat to medium-medium high. Allow to cook until all liquid has been absorbed. This will take about 10 minutes.

Add in egg whites slowly while stirring constantly. Next, add in mashed banana, vanilla, milk and a dash of cinnamon. Cook on low for another 10 minutes until oats are thick and creamy!

Remove from heat and scoop in bowl. Allow to cool and top with desired toppings.

My favorite toppings are:

- All natural crunchy peanut butter and a honey drizzle

-Almond butter and organic strawberry preserves

-Organic raisins and a drizzle of maple syrup

-Diced peaches and a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt

So tell me...

What are your favorite toppings for hot oatmeal???


  1. Yum! My fave :) I'm enjoying porridge even more with the colder weather coming in. I like my best with a mix of nuts, seeds, vanilla protein powder and honey. I could seriously eat that three times a day ;)

    1. I am absolutely with you on that!!! I don't ever get tired of eating them!! :)

  2. I usually prefer overnight oats to hot oatmeal but then when I make it for my son warm, I tend to steal bites of it since it's so good! I love adding egg whites to my oatmeal when I do make it warm. Adds to the creaminess and gives it more protein! My favorite toppings are peanut butter and chocolate chips which makes it REALLY healthy ;-)


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