During February (American Heart Month), we focus on nutrition that feeds your heart.
It’s still cold outside and starting the day with a warm and satisfying breakfast can help take the chill away. Plain oatmeal can get a little tiresome so why not try an oatmeal soufflé? It’s a great twist on an old favorite. Prepare a dozen and heat-up one or two each morning. Top with a handful of walnuts for some omega-3’s. Get creative and remember– eating heart healthy doesn’t have to be boring!
Steel Cut Oatmeal Soufflé
2 cup almond milk
1 ½ cup pear juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
½ tbsp kosher salt
1 ½ cup steel cut oatmeal
2 ea. eggs, beaten well
- Combine the almond milk, pear juice, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a pot and bring to a simmer.
- Add the oatmeal and cook until oatmeal is done.
- Pour out into a large shallow pan and allow to cool completely.
- Whisk the eggs until smooth then fold in to the oat mixture.
- Spray 3oz muffin pans and scoop the batter into the molds.
- Bake 350 for approx. 15-20 minutes. Check for doneness.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Nutrition (per serving): Cals 120, Tot fat 2.5g, Sat Fat 0.5g, Sod 280mg, Carbs 22g, Fib 3g, Sug 6g, Pro 4g
Heather Snively, MS, RD, is a nutrition and wellness manager at Guckenheimer, an on-site corporate restaurant management and catering company. She received her Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington in 2011. Heather is passionate about helping others determine the best way to enjoy food and stay healthy. Her food philosophy is simple: moderation in all things, except for vegetables—eat all the vegetables you like.