Make a batch of this hearty Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon and enjoy breakfast all week long.
Oatmeal was not my favorite breakfast when I was younger. I would eat it but never really craved it until years later when I was introduced to Irish oatmeal. Then things changed. We went to Ireland for our honeymoon, and I fell in love with oatmeal. But not the run of the mill rolled oats. I’m talking steel cut oats. And this recipe for Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon brings me right back to Ireland.
Have you ever had steel cut oats before? Steel cut oats have such great texture. They feel like more of a meal than regular oatmeal. If it is your first time eating steel cut oats, it might take a little time to get used to the coarser texture of steel cut oats, but the baked apples and cinnamon will surely win you over.
I toast the oats on the stove in this recipe before I bake them. I love how that simple step enhances the complex flavors and adds more depth to the oats.
This recipe makes a huge batch of oatmeal and is perfect for weekday breakfasts or easily feeds a group. It takes about an hour to bake, so you can even make it ahead of time and reheat individual portions when needed.