Cake for breakfast! This hearty oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and healthy all at the same time. Steel-cut oats and and finely shredded carrots simmer together with milk, a touch of maple syrup, and comforting spices until you've got ultra-creamy heaven-in-a-bowl.
Yield: 2large servings
1cupsteel-cut oatsnot quick-cooking
1cupfinely grated carrot
1 1/2cupsmilk or coconut milk
Shredded coconutraisins, and chopped walnuts for topping
To a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the oats, carrot, coconut, milk, water, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer for about 20 - 25 minutes until the oatmeal is tender and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Serve with a splash of half-and-half or coconut cream along with shredded coconut, raisins, and walnuts sprinkled over the top if desired.