|Prep Time||10 min.|
|Cook Time||30 min.|
- 4 cups kefir
- 1.2 cup coconut sugar
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cardamom
- 2 cups steel cut oats
- 2 cups chopped apple
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Bring kefir, coconut sugar, butter, salt, nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon to boil in pot over high heat.
- Add remaining ingredients to pot and mix.
- Transfer contents to greased dutch oven and bake for 30–35 minutes.
This is a great go-to breakfast because oats are gluten-free and easier to digest than grains that contain gluten. I use steel cut oats in this recipe because they go through very little processing, as opposed to instant or quick oats. All types of oatmeal start out as plain groats, which are the kernels from whole grains. The difference is in what’s done to the groats during processing. For steel cut oats, the groats are split, or cut into pieces. That’s why they have a chewier texture and nuttier flavor. They also have less of an impact on your blood sugar levels because they aren’t highly processed. With rolled oats, the groats are steamed to make them soft, pressed between rollers and then dried. They go through a bit more processing than steel cut oats, an0d for that reason, they cook quicker.
Oats are high in fiber, so they help to lower cholesterol levels and make you feel full and satisfied.
Apples have very strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activity, includes vitamin C, which has anti-aging effects, and potassium.
Kefir is a fermented, milky drink that helps to boost your immunity, protect your cells, build strong bones, support your digestion and heal your skin.