The Best Bowl Of Oats

When we are sick, craving comfort food, or just want something extra hearty for breakfast, this is our go-to meal.
In the hundreds of times we have made oats, we have found some tricks that elevate the texture, flavor, and tenderness, then we are stoked to share those with you today. Shall we?

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A bowl of perfect, fluffy steel cut oats topped with berries, banana, nut butter, then hemp seeds Ah, the perfect bowl of oatmeal – a thing to behold.
Wood cutting board with steel cut oats, salt, maple syrup, flaxseed meal, and cinnamon for making a delicious perfect gluten-free vegan breakfast.
This recipe requires FOUR ingredients, 1 pot, and simple methods to prepare.
Our top tip is to SOAK. Now, if you can not find the time to soak your oats ahead of time, that’s fine. We have got shortcuts for you in the notes. however, if you know you’re having oats the next day, the perfect way to get dreamy oats is by soaking them overnight in cool water.

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Soaking not only softens the oats, but it makes them more tender, quicker to cook, and easier to digest. In a side-by-side comparison, we found that unsoaked oats lacked that fluffy, creamy texture soaked oats provide. So, from here on out, we will be soaking.
Once they are soaked, it’s time to cook. Simply bring oats to a low boil. And reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender.

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We hope you LOVE The Best Bowl Oats! They’re:

Easy to make
Naturally sweetened
& SO delicious

These oats make the perfect weekday or lazy weekend breakfast, And They are super versatile as well! In the fall, top with roasted apples.

The Best Bowl Oats

How to make the perfect steel cut oats in 3 simple steps:
Soak, boil, simmer. Soaking the oats is the secret to ultra creamy, fluffy, delicious, tender oats. Plus, it improves digestibility! Just FOUR Ingredients required for this staple breakfast recipe.

Author: Minimalist Baker
PREP TIME: 6 hours 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3 Days


1 cup steel cut oats
2 cups water (and more as needed for cooking)
1 Pinch sea salt
1 Tbsp flaxseed meal (optional)
1 Tbsp maple syrup or coconut sugar (or another sweetener of choice), And more to taste
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more to taste

FOR SERVING optional
Fruit compote
Fresh fruit (such as banana)
Dairy-free milk of choice
Nut butter (Like peanut butter or almond butter)
Hemp seeds

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