Flax has omega-3 essential fatty acids -"good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. It is also a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, and vitamin B1. Cinnamon is a wonderful anti-inflammatory. And both taste great!
• 3 cups (3/4 liter) water
• ¼ teaspoon sea salt
• 1 cup (160 g) steel cut oats
• ¼ cup (27 g) flax meal
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Serve with your choice of toppings: berries, banana, chopped toasted nuts, honey, maple syrup, toasted coconut, coconut sugar, milk or nut milk.
I often make a double batch. It reheats well with a little added water or milk (of your choice) and you can even freeze it.
Place water and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Slowly add steel cut oats and return to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add flax meal and cinnamon, stirring well and serve with your favorite toppings.