steel cut oats with caramelized peaches

steel cut oats with caramelized peaches

A breakfast that eats like a sweet dessert, this porridge is perfect for those late summer days when the temperatures drops and you need something warm to start your day.

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus extra for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  1. Bring water to a boil. Add oats and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook according to package instructions, noting a slightly shorter cooking time will result in more al dente oats; longer time will be creamier. Stir every few minutes until desired doneness. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan, heat butter over medium heat. Add maple syrup and cinnamon and cook about 1 minute. Add peaches and cook until softened, 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat. 
  3. Divide oats among serving bowls and top each with peaches. Serve warm with additional maple syrup.

Serves 4.

cook’s note: If you have a few peaches that have a blemish or aren’t quite perfect enough to eat on their own, this is a great way to use them up.