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Jan 27, 2014

A Simple Gluten-free Breakfast Recipe for Heart Health

"An overnight version to make breakfast as quick and beneficial as possible."

Steel cut oats are a delicious way to start your morning not to mention they can lower cholesterol and are a great basis to add additional healthy toppings to. Compared to instant oats steel cut oats do take longer to prepare, that’s why this recipe includes an overnight version to make breakfast as quick and beneficial as possible.

*Oats are naturally gluten free, however read facility production information to avoid cross contamination before purchasing.

Yield: 4 servings


   Steel cut oats, 1 cup
   Water, 4 ½ cups
   Fresh berries, your choice of blackberries,
   raspberries, goji berries, blueberries, or elderberries
   Cinnamon, ½  tsp
   Nutmeg, ½  tsp
   Nuts, your choice of walnuts, pine nuts, almonds,
   peanuts, or cashews
   Almond milk, to taste


In a medium saucepan bring water to a rolling boil. Add steel cut oils to the water, leave to cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Once oats have cooked for 1 minute remove from heat, cover, and let sit overnight. The next morning portion oats you are not going to eat immediately into an airtight container to place in the fridge for later. Reheat remaining oats for 2-3 minutes over low heat. Pour oats into a serving bowl. Add almond milk optional. Top with cinnamon and nutmeg. Cinnamon is known for blood sugar regulating which helps with heart disease as it also decreases inflammation. Add nuts and berries of your choice. Nuts are full of ommega3 fatty acids and berries are high in antioxidants.