Our steel-cut oatmeal with flax seeds recipe also incorporates oat bran. Whole food synergies are an important part of the SuperFoodsRx message for a healthy diet. The four ingredients in this recipe add up to a nutritionally potent mixture that’s greater than the sum of its individual parts. Basically, this is your regular oatmeal with a whole lot of muscle and the same great taste.
2 cups of water
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup steel-cut oats
2 tablespoons oat bran
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the boiling water. Add 1 cup of steel-cut oats to the boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons of the oat bran to the boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons of the ground flaxseed to the boiling water. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, keeping covered, and let stand for 2 minutes after cooking.
Spoon your individual serving into a bowl. Sprinkle 1/3 tablespoon of cinnamon on top. Sweeten to taste with honey (optional).
Why We Love It
Making more oatmeal than you plan to eat is not a bad idea. When you’re ready for your next healthy bowl of oatmeal, just spoon out a serving in a microwave-safe bowl, add a little extra water or milk to get your desired consistency, zap it for 45 to 60 seconds, and it’s ready to eat. Remember, there are many great SuperFoods that can add more flavor to your breakfast treat. Try topping your oats with blueberries, ground almonds, fresh raspberries or strawberries, and even some dark chocolate.