- Prep time:
- 15-20 minutes
- Cook time:
- 30 minutes
- Serves 4
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Hearty oats are a perfect start to the day. This recipe twists tradition with a sweet and tangy balsamic-honey reduction in lieu of the oft-favored brown sugar. If you find yourself with extra Balsamic Fig Reduction, save and drizzle over grilled lamb chops or your favorite vanilla bean ice cream!
- 1 cup McCann's Steel Cut Oats
- 4 cups water
- ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 3 cups balsamic vinegar
- ⅓ cup quartered dried figs
- ¼ cup honey
Whisk oats into 4 cups of rapidly boiling water; add salt and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 30 minutes, stirring occassionally.
Meanwhile, in a small pot over medium-low heat, combine balsamic vinegar, honey and figs. Reduce until liquid has reached about 1 cup (⅔ the original volume). Remove from heat and let cool.
Drizzle over finished oatmeal.
Techniques used in this recipe:
simmer (I)simmer (I): to maintain the temperature of a liquid just below boiling. reducereduce: to decrease the volume of a liquid by simmering or boiling; used to provide a thicker consistency and/or concentrated flavors.