Oatmeal is only for breakfast you say? We say you can throw a serving into a container and eat it as a fiber-rich snack later at work. And with these steel-cut oats, you can make this ahead of time and keep in your fridge for portioning out.


¾ c steel-cut oats
1 large tart cooking apple (8 oz) chopped + additional for garnish
¼ c chopped dates or dried figs
3 Tbsp honey
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp ground ginger
1% milk (optional)

1. BRING 2½ cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in oats and ⅛ tsp salt and bring to a bare simmer. Cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. STIR in apple, dates, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and ginger. Return to a bare simmer and cook, covered, until oats are tender but still have a slight bite to them, about 15 minutes longer.
3. STIR in milk (if using) and garnish with additional chopped apple if you like.

NUTRITION (per serving) 217 cal, 5 g pro, 49 g carb, 5 g fiber, 2 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 79 mg sodium

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