Mother's Day has come and gone. I loved the hugs and help that I received throughout the day. It was wonderful. We also visited with a few of the people in our neighborhood who have been great examples to my children. It made some of the widows day to receive a visit if their own children were unable to.
Now it's back to the last few weeks of school for the kids. I'm not going to lie--I'm nervously excited. I love having the kids home but it's also hard to keep them entertained all summer long. They are so used to a school like structured day and it's hard to keep them that entertained all day.
Steel oats often comes to the rescue. I love to cook my steel cut oats in the rice cooker. They seem to cook perfect every time. If you don't have a rice cooker you can purchase one for as little as $10! Look for specials and sales. I got mine at my local Walgreen's on sale. Mine is a smaller one, but it works well for our family. You will love this simple and easy steel oats recipe.
Strawberry and Cinnamon Flax Steel Cut Oats
½ cup steel cut oats
1 tbsp flax seed meal
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup water
4-5 strawberries, diced
In a rice cooker, place steel cut oats, cinnamon, flax and water. Stir to combine. Set rice cooker to "cook". Your rice cooker may vary, but it typically takes about 20-30 minutes to cook. When cooker is done, remove oats and pour into a cereal sized bowl. Top with strawberries and pour milk as desired.
To make additional servings, increase oats and water on a 1:2 ratio. For every ½ cup of oats, increase the water by 1 cup.
For instructions on how to make steel cut oats on the stove, click here.
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