Coconut milk and maple syrup add flavor and sweetness to creamy steel cut oatmeal. It is a healthy, nutritious way to start off the morning.
Okay, if you like oatmeal cereal, but have never had steel cut oatmeal, YOU HAVE GOT TO GIVE IT A TRY! You are going to LOVE it. If you have never had oatmeal cereal, try steel cut FIRST. And, if you don’t like oatmeal cereal, steel cut oatmeal is going to CHANGE YOUR MIND.
Let’s start with the fact that it is good for you and full of fiber. Unlike regular oatmeal which is mushy, steel cut oats are fantastically creamy, crunchy, and chewy at the same time. It is a different textural experience then the former.
I have to thank my sister-in-law for introducing steel cut oats to me. She made a pot of it for breakfast one morning and my whole family devoured it. It was a simple, but very memorable breakfast. Ever since then, I periodically make a big pot for breakfast with enough left over to reheat and enjoy again, any time of day.
If you want to keep this recipe on the light side, use water and milk and omit the coconut milk (the canned stuff). I love the hint of coconut and I think it adds extra richness. To keep it even lighter, use sugar substitute as the sweetener. Regardless of any substitutions, the result will be perfect.