Even though the weather in Colorado has been weirdly warm, the morning are still COLD. As in, I don’t want to put my feet on that floor cold. As we’re waking up to chilly mornings, we find ourselves craving a warm breakfast to help get us out of bed. Because let’s be honest, nobody actually wants to put their feet on that freezing ground at 6am. BUT, the promise of a hot and super comforting meal might just tempt us enough to make that sprint from the bedroom to the bathroom. This steel cut oats recipe is quick, easy, and crazy healthy. The only catch? It doesn’t taste that way.
Oh, and to the people who think oatmeal is the most basic and boring starter for the day… We say – WRONG. This raspberry banana steel cut oats recipe will both blow your mind and tickle your tastebuds. It’s everything clean comfort food should be, and then some.
Steel cut oats are a killer way to start any day. They’re a complex carb that break down slowly, which keeps you feeling full all morning. Not to mention this quick cooking version packs 8 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber, all in half a cup. Those are some seriously good ratios to start your day with.
Be warned though, make sure you grab the quick cooking version of these oats. Unless you’re down to wait 30 minutes for breakfast. In which case… To each their own.
When we initially threw this recipe together, we weren’t sure how the raspberry banana combo would be. But WOW guys. It’s tangy and sweet and creamy and oh so DELICIOUS.
Make note: raspberry and banana. It’s now a thing.
Another thing that makes this steel cut oats recipe so delicious and nutritious? The addition of flax and chia seeds. Throwing on a tablespoon of each doesn’t just add texture, it also packs a punch of powerhouse nutrients and additional protein. We’ve sung the praises of both of these ingredients before, and we’ll do it again. These little guys are SO GOOD for you!
So the next time your alarm goes off and you just can’t bear the thought of freezing your feeties, amp yourself up with the promise of this badass breakfast and you’ll be on your way in no time.
Raspberry Banana Steel Cut Oats Recipe
1/2 Cup Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats
1/3 Cup Raspberries
1/4 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds (ground)
1 Tbsp. Flax Seeds (ground)
1. Cook oats according to package instructions.
2. Combine oats with almond milk and stir thoroughly.
3. Top with raspberry, banana, flax, and chia seeds.