Baked Steel-Cut Oats (with peaches!)

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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.

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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!”

Baked Steel-Cut Oats - With Peaches

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

Toppings (Optional)

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!

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