I meant to post this yesterday as penance for the insanely wordy post I posted Tuesday, but I thought I would let that post digest with you guys for an extra day.
So today we forget about clean eating, but still keep it in the back of our minds. I know it’s like that line in 40Days and 40 nights with Josh Hartnett (wear did he go!) When his date says “ It’s like If someone told you not to think of the color red, then all you can think of is the color RED!”
But seriously, I’m always conscious of it, I’m just not consumed by it. I’m also surprised how many “Clean Eating” meals out there I already eat. Like this one, or the one I posted 2 Christmas’s ago (enter link to overnight oats) While this one is slightly altered to fit in with clean eating, it wasn’t much of a stretch.
Steel-Cut Oats is one of the good whole grains, and while it takes a while to make, sometimes slowing down, isn’t a bad thing.
Whether or not you’ve jumped on the healthy band wagon or not, you could easily get into this oatmeal, on a chilly Sunday morning. I know I will.
Baked Steel-cut Oats with Peaches
2 Cups of Boiling Water
½ Tablespoon of Butter
1 Cup of Steel-Cut Oats
½ Teaspoon of Salt
1 ½ Cups of 2% milk
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
2 Cups of Peeled and Cut Peaches (or your choice of fruit)
More Cut up Peaches (or your choice of fruit)
1 Teaspoon of Maple Syrup, Cocoanut Sugar, or your choice of un-refined sugar
Sprinkle of Cinnamon (don’t use too much, maybe ¼ teaspoon), or chia seeds
Splash of Milk or Dollop of Greek Yogurt for protein
A few pecans…. This list could go on and on and on
Pre-Heat Oven to 375 degrees, grease a 9X12 baking dish, and set aside
Boil water, make sure you start with more that 2 cups, you will lose some of it to evaporations. While water is boiling, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat, add oats and stir until brown, about 3-4 minutes. Measure 2 cups of the boiling water and add it to the skillet. Now add salt, cinnamon, milk and peaches. Give it a stir, until its combined.
Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish, bake for 1 hour. Take a peak at 45 minutes to see where its at.
Remove from oven. Allow it to cool for a couple of minutes, then spoon into a bowls. Top with more fruit, some unrefined sugar, cause ya miss the real thing, and sprinkle with cinnamon and pecans, and some milk… or whatever!