An easy breakfast brought to you by Trader Joe’s (mostly) except for the Maple Syrup. I think that came from Harris Teeter (aka the Teeta YO!)
I started with Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats. Yes, quick cooking because I am HONGRY when I wake up. These only take 8 minutes. It normally takes 30 minutes to cook steel-cut oats (aka Irish Oats.) Who has time for that?
Most people are more familiar with old-fashioned rolled oats. The kind with the jolly quaker man on the can.
Rolled oats have been cooked a bit and then rolled or flattened out. Steel-cut oats have been, you guessed it, cut up into tiny pieces with steel blades. Steel-cut oats are less processed than rolled oats, but both are still 100% whole grain and good for you. You can learn more about the different types of oats at the EatMoreOats website.
While the oats were cooking, I chopped up my toppings.
Here I have toppings for two: a banana, sweet & salty pecans, and dried bing cherries. I learned from the Daily Garnish to chop things up tiny to save calories, but still have the flavor dispersed through the dish. I obviously didn’t chop these up tiny tiny, but they are smaller than what I started with. I try.
I put the toppings over the oats once they were done, along with a drizzle of maple syrup.
I had TJ’s Gingerbread Coffee in my love mug. Their Gingerbread Coffee is infused with ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves. Mmmmm coffeeeeee.
A nice warm breakfast on a cold, brisk morning.
Okay, so maybe it was closer to lunch time.
What did YOU have for breakfast? Was it quick and easy?