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Steel Cut Oats with Figs & Maple Kefir August 2, 2011

Steel Cut Oats with Figs & Maple Kefir

Jamie says:  I turned in my last assignment yesterday.  And I’m about to go pick up my cap and gown.  This will be my third time picking up a cap and gown (high school and undergraduate graduations prior to this), but this time it’s different.  I will be done with school.  It’s kind of hard to believe.  I mean, I’ve been in school my whole life.  It’s very exciting, but also a little scary.

Steel Cut Oats with Figs & Maple Kefir


  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 10 dried mission figs (Orchard Choice)
  • 2/3 cups steel cut oats (Quaker)
  • 1 cup kefir (Lifeway organic lowfat kefir cultured milk, probiotic, plain, unsweetened)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (Spring Tree)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (McCormick)
  • 1/8 tsp coarse sea salt (Alessi)


  1. In a pot or non-stick saute pan, bring water to a boil.  Meanwhile, chop figs into quarters.  Add steel cut oats and chopped figs to boiling water, reduce heat to medium, and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a cup, mix kefir and maple syrup with a spoon.  Pour sweetened kefir into cooked oatmeal.  Top with cinnamon and sea salt.  Serves: 2.  Enjoy!

The maple kefir adds a rich and creamy taste to the hearty oats; the figs and cinnamon make the dish sweet; and the sea salt amplifies the flavors.

  • Nutrition note:  Enjoy a healthy dose of fiber with this nutritious breakfast.  With about 10 g of fiber per serving, this breakfast will keep you satisfied as you power through your morning.

One Response to “Steel Cut Oats with Figs & Maple Kefir”

  1. yum! looks soo good!!

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