Rice Cooker Steel Cut Oats with Summer Fruit

Savory steel cut oats topped with fresh sweet peaches, creamy avocado, tart strawberries and chia seeds 

Savory steel cut oats topped with fresh sweet peaches, creamy avocado, tart strawberries and chia seeds 

Steel cuts oats don't have to be a heavy wintery dish. I like to lighten up my oats with freshly sliced fruit and a bit of chia for even more protein and some crunch. The best part of this recipe is you can make the oats in a rice cooker! Just set it and forget it. Easy, healthy and delicious!

the recipe: 

1 cup steel cut oats

4 cups water

1/2 salt 

1 tablespoon coconut oil 

fruits, nuts, and/or seeds of your choice

the plan: 

Add the oats, water and salt to the rice cooker. If you have the kind of rice cooker that allows you to choose from varying options, choose the "brown rice" option. If you don't have that option, time your rice cooker for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. I like to stir in coconut oil into the oats when they are done- you don't have to but I love the flavor. Now simply top the oats with your toppings of choice and enjoy! 

*Note: you can make this less savory by adding less salt and mixing in a sweetener of your choice.