What's better than steel-cut oats? Steel-cut oats with Maple sugar on top!
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Author: Eva Bee
Mini Food Processor
Steel Cut Oats
2tbspbutterplus more for greasing springform pan
¼cupmaple sugar(see recipe)
Steel Cut Oats
Add steel-cut oats, water, and salt in an instant pot.
Pressure cook on high for 10min.
Naturally release pressure for 12min and release manually after this.
Stir in butter and serve. Top with toppings or other desired ingredients.
Optional: Store leftovers in a greased springform pan. Swirl in desired toppings and allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator. Remove from springform pan when completely cooled and toast desired quantity on a baking pan covered with parchment. Serve with milk, cream, jam, or other desired toppings.
Pour maple syrup into a medium saucepan.
Simmer on low heat watching to make sure it doesn't boil over. If it starts to boil over, remove it from heat or stir. It's best to not stir for the entire cooking process.
Simmer until the maple syrup reaches the hard-ball stage or around 257F - 262F. The Accuracy of temperature is important here. Make sure to use a candy thermometer that reaches the bottom of the pan.
Remove from heat immediately.
Place the saucepan on a heat-safe surface.
Stir vigorously with a wooden spatula for 5-7 minutes. It will seem for the majority of the time as if nothing is happening. It will eventually turn lighter and then suddenly start to harden.
Keep stirring and breaking apart the maple sugar with your spatula, scraping down the sides of the pan as needed.
Scrape out hardened maple sugar into a sieve. Sift out fine sugar granules.
If any chunky maple granules remain, food process to your desired consistency.