As a practitioner of Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old system of medicine and lifestyle science, I tend to start my colder mornings off with a bowl of warm porridge. Since apples are both local and affordable for me, I usually spike my oats with sauteed apples. But when I'm feeling special and sassy, I make this strawberry sauce. It ensures I have the very best day ever. Even if I have to bring my breakfast with me in a jar on the go!
Total time: 30 minutes
⅔ cup steel cut oats
¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground cardamom
2 cups water
¾ cup sliced frozen or fresh strawberries
1 tsp ground cardamom
⅛ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp water
1 tsp raw honey, maple syrup, or agave
2 tbsp crushed toasted walnuts or your favorite nut
1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to low, cover and simmer until the oats have absorbed all of the liquid, about 30 minutes. Stir every 5-7 minutes to prevent oats from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
2. Meanwhile, combine strawberries and remaining ingredients except nuts in another small saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn heat down to medium-low so that it’s still bubbling. Cook about 5-8 minutes until you have a syrup-y, thick, jam-like consistency.
3. Pour ¼ of the oats into a 16-ounce mason jar, then pour ¼ of the strawberry sauce on top. Repeat once more so you have 2 layers of oats and strawberries. Repeat in a second jar. If you do not wish to take this dish “to-go”, just layer in a bowl.
4. Finish with walnuts and a smile!
+ Aids weight loss
+ High Fiber
+ Reduces sweet-tooth cravings
+ Low-fat and sugar
* Every single recipe on this website uses nature’s ingredients, only. Always choose organic, local and seasonal whenever possible.
This recipe was created by Chef Hannah Gruber.
Photo thanks to Hannah Gruber.
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