Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

2 tablespoonbutter
1 cupsteel cut oats
2apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces
3 cupsboiling water
1/2 cupwhole milk
1/2 cuplow-fat buttermilk
2 tablespoonbrown sugar
1/2 teaspooncinnamon


In a large saucepot, melt butter. Add the oats and stir for 2 minutes to toast. Add apples and stir to combine. Add the boiling water and reduce heat to a simmer. Keep at a low simmer for 25 minutes, without stirring.

Add milk, buttermilk, sugar and cinnamon. Stir, gently, to combine. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Spoon into a serving bowl.

To reheat, place 1 cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Stir in 1/3 cup buttermilk. Microwave in 1 minute increments, stirring between, until hot.

Overnight Variation Using Slow Cooker
Use a 3-1/2 quart or larger slow cooker. Spray the inside of the crock with nonstick spray. Add all ingredients in the crock. Set slow cooker to cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

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