breakfast · Recipes

blackberry steel cut oats


blackberry steel cut oats by goldilocks + her three cubs

One of my favorite breakfasts these days is steel cut oats made in a rice cooker. It’s so easy and delicious, and I feel like it puts me on track for the whole day. Recently I tried it with blackberries, and it was delicious!

You can make old-fashioned oats in a rice cooker, but you would use a different ratio of water to oats (which I don’t know), so this recipe would only would with steel cut oats. Personally I prefer the texture of steel cut oats and the fact that they are less processed.

blackberry steel cut oats by goldilocks + her three cubs

This recipe is so simple that it only has a few steps. Place 1/3 cup oats, 1 cup water, a handful of blackberries, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and brown sugar to taste in a rice cooker. Put the lid on the rice cooker and set it to cook. I have a very basic model with only one setting, but if you have a fancy rice cooker with multiple settings, use the one for porridge.

After it’s finished cooking, take the lid off and prepare to think “What did I do wrong?” It will look like a soupy mess. Give it all a good stir. Much better, right? Now  it looks like the delicious, perfectly cooked oats that you were hoping for.

blackberry steel cut oats by goldilocks + her three cubs

You can double or triple this recipe based on the size of your rice cooker and your needs. Just be sure to keep a 1:3 oats to water ratio. If you have leftover oatmeal, it stores well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply add a tablespoon or so of water and reheat it for about 90 seconds in the microwave.

What is your go-to breakfast for busy mornings? I am always looking for easy breakfasts to add to my morning arsenal. Tell me about yours in the comments.


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