This recipe makes enough for two and some leftover to save or to add to a smoothie. It is creamy, yummy and able to keep you satisfied until lunch. Get creative with stir-ins and toppings.
- 1 cup soaked steal cut oats
- 1 tbsp. of yogurt or kefir (optional)
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 3 dates, chopped
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- Optional toppings: raisins, chopped dried fruit, chopped nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, orange sections, bananas, berries, puree of squash or sweet potato…
Place the oats in a bowl and cover with water. If available, add a spoonful of yogurt or kefir and mix well. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and allow to sit overnight. After the oats have soaked for at least 6 hours, combine everything except toppings, in a food processor and process until desired texture is reached: chunky or creamy.
Place in serving bowls and stir in assorted toppings. Leftovers will keep for several days in a sealed container in the fridge. A larger batch can be made and kept in a glass jar, ready to dish up or take on the run.
*For this recipe, rolled oats can be used. Rolled oats only need 15 minutes of soaking.
This recipe can be varied by adding other dried fruit in place of dates such as raisins, figs, or apricots, and substituting pear or banana for the apple. Add different spices to enhance flavor.