Pan-Seared Almond Oatmeal

Since steel-cut oats are one of my favorite breakfasts, I loved this idea of adding a little crunch to it by searing. Top with any fruit or nuts you like. Yum!

Pan-Seared Almond Oatmeal
Just the Tip / Inspired by Get Off Your Tush and Cook

Here’s what I used:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cupsĀ  steel-cut oats
  • butter for searing
  • toppings of your choice (I chose slivered almonds and real maple syrup)

Here’s what I did:

  1. Combine the water, almond milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir in oats. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon oatmeal into an 11 x 7″ baking dish coated with cooking spray and allow to cool to room temp. Cover and chill at least 1 hour (I did this a day ahead).
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut the oatmeal into whatever fun shapes you like.Melt 2 tbsp smart balance in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the oatmeal shapes for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  3. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Pan-Seared Almond Oatmeal

  1. Love this idea. Very creative. I’m always looking for new ideas for breakfast.

  2. That’s a really good idea!

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