Thursday, November 11, 2010

Zucchini steel cut oats

Before adding the "goodies". You can see the zucchini in there. Sorry it is blury.

After adding the "goodies". Notice you can no longer really see the zucchini. This particular photo has 1/4 c bluberries and about 6 cherries.

Servings 4: about 1 cup each

Zuchini steel oats

1 large zucchini, grated
3 cups water
3/4 c steel cut oats
1 apple chopped
1 t cinnamon

Start water, zucchini, and apple to boil. Once water is boiling add cinnamon and oats. Return to boil. Cover and turn on low for about 25 mins.

From here I can add frozen berries or cherries or pumpkin puree. Depending on what I make, I add either almond extract (for cherries like cherry pie) or vanilla extract.

The zucchini adds volume for not alot of calories. And mostly you cant taste the zucchini, but for me it does lend a flavor in the background, so I will add 1 t of brown sugar that fully hides it. Enjoy.