- Prep time
- 15-20 minutes
- Cook time
- 30 minutes
- 4 servings
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, try drizzling it over grilled lamb chops or vanilla bean ice cream!
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 4 cups water
- ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 3 cups balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup honey
- ⅓ cup quartered dried figs
Whisk oats into 4 cups of rapidly boiling water. Add salt and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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 balsamic fig reduction over finished oatmeal and serve.
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.