Instant Pot Coconut Steel Cut Oats. Vegan. GF.
Steel cut oats are the super food that you can prep on the weekend and enjoy all week long. Serve hot or cold! You may have heard of them but steered clear because they differ from the traditional rolled oats you’re so accustomed to seeing. Well steel cut oats are from the same plants but they aren’t rolled in their processing. They are also not steamed like regular oats before they are sliced and rolled to flatten. Rolled oats cook much faster and can be used in the raw form of overnight oats. Steel cut oats take about 10 minutes to cook but are so worth it because the benefits outweigh it’s flattened counterpart.
Steel cut oats are considered a power food. They are an exceptional source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, vitamins and minerals. Steel cut oats help improve blood sugar levels thanks to the beta-glucan and also help assist in lowering cholesterol. I partnered these powerhouse oats with coconut which is excellent for one’s immunity as we quickly approach flu & cold season. Coconut’s saturated fat also doesn’t impact cholesterol. Its antioxidant properties are known to slow down the aging process by protecting the body from harmful free- radicals. It supports healthy hair, bones and teeth. The benefits are vast!
This tasty breakfast can be prepped on Sunday and it can be warmed up quickly in the morning for up to 5 days. Perfect quick breakfast idea!
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