It is almost the end of summer and our rhubarb plants are still going strong. I have tried to make as many rhubarb recipes as possible, but I can’t keep up. Yesterday the rhubarb plant was staring me down, I knew it was time to make another rhubarb creation. For breakfast, I made steel cut oats with rhubarb and apple topping. It was the perfect way to start my morning.
We love steel cut oats, if you haven’t tried them, don’t wait any longer. They are even better with a rhubarb and apple topping. I sauteed chopped rhubarb and Granny smith apples with cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and a little bit of butter. I served the rhubarb and apples over a bowl of piping hot steel cut oats. The rhubarb and apples are a little tart, but the cinnamon and sugar add a nice sweetness.
Jazz up your morning with a bowl of steel cut oats with rhubarb and apples. You can’t go wrong with a nutritious and delicious breakfast like this one!
Steel Cut Oats with Rhubarb and Apple Topping
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 3 1/2 cups water
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the rhubarb/apple topping:
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 stalks rhubarb chopped
- 1 large Granny Smith apple chopped
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the steel cut oats and and salt. Stir.
- 2. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 30 minutes. Stir the oats often so they don’t stick to the pan.
- 3. When the oats start to thicken, at about 30 minutes, add in the milk and vanilla. Stir the oats, milk, and vanilla together and cook for ten more minutes.
- 4. To make the rhubarb and apple topping, in a small skillet melt the butter. Add the rhubarb and apples. Add the brown sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and cinnamon, stir well. Saute until tender. Pour topping over a bowl of steel cut oats. Serve the oats hot.
- This batch makes 4-6 servings.
- *Note-you can use 4 cups of water and omit the milk, I just like the creaminess the milk adds.*
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We love steel cut oats and this is an excellent way to prepare them! Rhubarb and apples is the perfect combo 🙂 xo
this looks great! cant wait to make
I sure need to hop on the steel cut oats bandwagon- not quite there yet! Maybe I haven’t found the right recipe!
I LOVE this recipe, I’m a huge steel cut oats fan! Beautiful girl!
I love steel cut oats. I think they are my favorite oat – just love the consistency!
What a great looking breakfast – I can think of MANY uses for that apple rhubarb topping!
girl, oats never looked so darn good 🙂 they’re beautiful!
Mmm… That looks like the perfect breakfast!
Matt puts my rhubarb strawberry jam on his steel cut oatmeal in the morning & I bet he would love this version.
The perfect way to jazz up breakfast. Love it!
I love steel cut oats! it’s one of my favorite . Beautifuly done!
Sounds like a delicious breakfast!
I love oatmeal for breakfast! I’ll have to try this apple and rhubarb combo!
Looks like a perfect first day of school breakfast! Yum!
If I lived nearby, I’d come take some of that rhubarb off your hands 😉 What a great topping for your morning oats. I haven’t tried steel cut- I need to get on that
Love the new design of your site! And your food looks just as delicious as ever.
I love this topping idea! It looks so fresh and tasty!
looks fabulous! i wish i had a rhubarb plant 😉
You must try Melissa Clarke’s Big Crumb Rhubarb Coffee Cake…amazingly great….I’m pretty sure you can google it now or find it at http://www.nytimes.com
I love steel cut oats – as we have talked about before. Yum.
Liking the new looks!
Good luck with all that rhubarb. To be honest – i wouldn’t know what to do with it because I have never had it. I didn’t like strawberries when we were little and that was the only time it was in my life – strawberry rhubarb pie. Now we don’t have it and I like them now. I am sure I would love this. You guys haven’t failed me yet!
The topping sounds so yummy! I always make green tea oats with peanut butter topping, time for a change!
What a great idea to add rhubarb as a topping!
What a beautiful and healthy breakfast. I can’t even tell you what I normally eat because it is so boring – I’d love a bowl of this instead!
Seriously such a cool way to use apples and rhubarb. Sounds so yummy.
Now that is a bowl of comfort- hearty and healthy, colorful and delicious. And just so you know, every time I think of Rhubarb, I think of you 🙂
this kind of breakfast will hold you over for hours and hours, plus it’s tasty and gorgeous and good for the ol’ digestive system. me likey. 🙂
You always remind me of ways to eat healthier.
What a gorgeous pictures – ‘I want to dive right in! Looks like the perfect way to enjoy your rhubarb crop!
You know- they say warm meals are better for children who crave calmness and order. It brings peace. My son does better on mornings that he consumes warm comforting options. I will give this a try.
I love steel cut oats and a combination of rhubarb and apples sounds delicious!
My rhubarb has all come and gone, but I had great luck with new rhubarb recipes this year including great savoury ones. My favourite was the zesty tofu with rhubarb sauce and the baked rhubarb and apple with earl grey. Definitely check them out: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/tag/rhubarb/
I am not a big fan of oatmeal, but this topping sounds so fresh and tasty.
A friend of mine swears by the steel cut oats – claims her husbands cholesterol was cut in half after a month of regular eating of the grain! I’ll have to try it – especially with this yummy topping (and share this idea with her as well).
I love oatmeal but now I would love it more with delicious rhubarb & apple topping!
Love this! Linking back to this post in an upcoming FFC post 🙂