Shortcut Apple Steel Cut Oats
Serves: 1
  • ¼ cup steel cut oats
  • pinch of sea salt
  • a few shakes of cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1¾ cup water
  • 1 apple
  • lemon juice (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar (optional)
  • plant milk of choice - for reheating (optional)
  • hemp hearts or other nuts or seeds - for sprinkling on top
  • almond butter - for garnish
  1. The night before you want steel cut oats for breakfast, combine the steel cut oats, salt, cinnamon, and water in a pot with a lid. Place the pot over high heat and bring up to a boil. Turn off the heat immediately as the oats start boiling. Leave the pot with the oats to sit on the stove top, covered, until morning. In the morning, the oats will be cooked and creamy.
  2. The next morning, cut your apple in half and core. Grate half of the apple and mix it into the pot with the oats. Slice or cube the other half of the apple, for topping the porridge. Optionally, mix the apple slices/cubes with a few squeezes of lemon juice and coconut sugar for a more impactful topping.
  3. Reheat the oats with the grated apple over medium high heat, mixing regularly. If the oats seem too watery, cook them for about 5 minutes, and they'll thicken up. On the other hand, if you'd like the oats to be more creamy, reheat them with a splash of plant milk or water for a creamier consistency. Serve, topped with sliced apple, hemp heart or other nuts/seeds, and almond butter.
This recipe is highly customizable: use any seasonal fruits or berries you have on hand in place of apples, mix in cacao powder and top with banana for chocolate oats, switch up the toppings...the possibilities are endless!
Recipe by Golubka Kitchen at