The best way to start January mornings is with a steaming bowl of oatmeal. I love steel cut. Many people do not like it as it takes forever to cook it, however with just a simple little trick of soaking it overnight you can easily cook it in under 10 minutes.
Simply place one cup of oatmeal in a medium sized pot with 3 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Cover with a lid and leave overnight. I usually like to prepare this on a Sunday night, cook it up on Monday and I have breakfast for most of the week. In the morning bring to boil and cook, stirring frequently until the water cooks of.
Serve with a little bit of milk or yogurt, maple syrup, honey or agave syrup, cinnamon and some nuts or dried fruit. My favourite are dried cherries and roasted almond flakes. Nothing makes a morning better and more comforting especially when it is cold outside. Keep the leftover oatmeal in the fridge and heat it up in the microwave with a splash of milk in the morning. Add whatever you fancy.