Ingredients5 servings, 163 calories each (not small servings, either!)
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 3 1/3 cups liquid (I used water b/c I didn't think pears went well with almond milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 pear, diced
- 1 4 oz cup unsweetened applesauce (one of those little individual cups like you might put in a kids lunch)
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
|Starting out - raw oats and diced pear.|
|More pear and steel-cut oats.|
VerdictThis breakfast ushers in fall!
The base recipe is totally my go-to breakfast these days. Previously I wasn't a fan of steel-cut oats because my cooking method didn't make them very "porridge-y", but making it in the slow cooker overnight works so well.
I didn't use enough ginger, you could barely taste it, but it wasn't bad either. I would increase that to a full teaspoon of dried ginger or use fresh ginger from a tube (get some, it's totally worth it!). And I don't think it was enough unsweetened applesauce to really add much apple flavor, next time I would add the cup of applesauce plus a chopped apple.
Since I added fresh fruit, I felt there was enough liquid since the fruit gives off moisture, but for any recipes where you're not adding fresh fruit, I would increase the liquid to 3 1/2 cups.