Blueberry Steel Cut Oats

Blueberry Steel Cut Oats

This delicious blueberry oatmeal feeds a crowd, you can make it the day before you want to serve it. If you don’t have steel-cut oats (also known as Irish Oats) handy that’s OK. Just be sure to use old-fashioned rolled oats. If you use those, adjust the amount of liquid according to the package directions. You could also cut back on the baking time a little too. I love the texture and slightly nutty flavor of steel-cut oats. If it is essential that you stick to a gluten-free diet then please check that your oats are certified gluten-free.

Yields: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

Oatmeal

  • 1 1/2 cups steel cut Irish oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 cups ( 32 ounces) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 can (16 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries (frozen OK too, do not thaw first)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup  unsweetened coconut flake
  • Pure maple syrup, honey or your favorite natural sweetener to taste

Blueberry Sauce

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Optional Toppings

  • toasted nuts
  • coconut flake
  • whipped cream (vegan or not)
  • extra dried and fresh blueberries
  • coconut milk

Oatmeal

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the center.
  2. Lightly coat a 13X9X2″ inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl adding blueberries and coconut last.
  3. Sweeten to taste.
  4. Bake for about one hour.
  5. The oatmeal will appear not done when you take it out of the oven. Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
  6. Put it in your refrigerator overnight for best results. It will thicken nicely as it cools.

Blueberry Sauce

  1. Heat the blueberries with a splash of water over medium high heat.
  2. When you hear them sizzle reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes until saucy.
  3. Mash the blueberries against the side of the pan with a spatula.
  4. Serve oatmeal with some almond or coconut milk and blueberry sauce.