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Steal Cut Oatmeal with Gingerbread Coffee Dust

Thanks to Tammy P for this one!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup steal cut oatmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Gingerbread Coffee Dust

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Almonds
  • Brown sugar
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water and milk. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. In the meantime, melt the coconut oil (or butter) in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Once shimmering, add the oats and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, around 2 minutes. This toasting step greatly enhances the flavor of the oats.
  2. Stir the oats into the simmering liquid. Reduce the heat to medium-low, adjusting as necessary to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is very thick.
  3. Stir in the salt and Gingerbread Coffee Dust. Continue to simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally and reducing heat as necessary to prevent scorching on the bottom, until almost all of the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. (If you doubled the recipe, your oatmeal might need an extra 5 minutes cooking time here.) The oatmeal will be very creamy when it’s done.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in any mix-ins that you’d like. Let the oatmeal rest for 5 minutes before serving so it has more time to thicken up and cool down a palatable temperature.
  5. Portion oatmeal into bowls and add any toppings you’d like to portions that you intend to serve immediately. Let any extra oatmeal cool completely before covering and refrigerating for future breakfasts.

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