I eat oatmeal just about every other day. Some mornings it's simple rolled oats with cinnamon and other days its steel cut oats with lots of additions. Today was the middle of the road-rolled oats with plenty of additions. It was so tasty I ate 2 bowls. At that point I felt compelled to share its deliciousness with the world.
KICK ASS OATMEAL!
2 CUPS ROLLED OATS
5 CUPS OF WATER
1 APPLE DICED
1/4 CUP DRIED CRANBERRIES
2 MEDJOOL DATES PITTED AND DICED
1 TBL CINNAMON
Heat oats and water over high heat until boiling. Meanwhile add cranberries, apples, and dates. Once the water is boiling lower to simmer. Stir occasionally. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until your desired consistency is reached. Turn off heat. Add cinnamon and stir. Secure tight fitting lid and remove from heat. Let oatmeal sit for about 10 minutes.
I really like this final step. The oatmeal texture really seems to benefit from essentially steaming for a little while before serving.
Ladle into bowls and add some brown sugar or date sugar if you like it on the sweeter side. Add some soy or oat milk. Serve!