Steel cut oats have a heartier texture than and contain more fiber than their rolled oat counterparts. Fiber is important for digestion, healthy cholesterol levels, and controlling blood sugar. Fiber is an important part of the Health Plus Plan. The following is a great recipe for oven baked steel cut oats. The recipe can be doubled, if using a larger baking dish. These oats can be made ahead of time and enjoyed throughout the week.
2 medium ripe bananas, riper the better, sliced into 1/2 “ inch pieces
1 cup blueberries
1 small pink lady apple, cut into very thin slices or diced
¼ cup honey
1 cup steel cut oats
¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
½ tsp. Baking powder
¾ tsp. cinnamon, divided
Pinch of salt
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp. real vanilla extract
Serving: 1/6th of dish, Calories: 211, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 5.5g, Fat: 5.5 g
* Almond milk may be substituted with a fat free dairy milk. Different varieties of berries can be used as well. Agave may be substituted for honey.