I think in every breakfast recipe I share I always mention my love for breakfast. It is a great way to kick off the day and add fuel to the tank. Finding a few minutes in the morning whether it be grabbing a granola bar, some fruit or sitting down and having a breakfast like this is essential to starting off the day.
My twins love pancakes and even though I make them as nutritious as possible using whole wheat flour and fruit, I won’t make them everyday. Another breakfast favorite of ours that I make often is steel-cut oats.
Steel cut oats are healthier than just rolled oats. They are a great source of fiber, which after eating a serving of steel cut oats you will feel fuller longer. Steel cut oats do take longer than your typical rolled oats to cook, on average thirty to forty minutes. I actually go almost 45 minutes in cooking but you can cook it to your desired texture.
Since they take longer to prepare and having two kids that are not going to wait forty minutes before eating breakfast unless there is a good episode of Noodle and Doodle on Sprout to distract them I usually make these the night before. I have tried the slow cooker method for steel cut oats and found it to be a great alternative but I prefer my method. I simply let them cook as directed in the evening while I am relaxing and watching my new favorite show Smash and before I know it they are done. Place them in a bowl and in the morning breakfast is ready. Plus, have you ever had steel-cut oats cold? Seriously, they are really good cold; especially if they are cooked in some milk makes them nice and creamy. Simply serve cold, or lightly reheat in the microwave or stove top.
Sprinkle of flax seed (optional)