These Cranberry Orange steel cut oats were inspired by my favorite Tried and True Cranberry Bread recipe. Like the bread, three simple ingredients – dried cranberries, orange zest and nuts – transform a boring bowl of oatmeal into a creamy, healthy, nutty, and tasty breakfast.
If you’ve ever made steel cuts, you know they take 30 to 45 minutes to cook, unless, you pre-soak them. I used to soak them overnight, but since I found myself forgetting most nights, I’ve gone to a pre-soak in the morning. While I’m steeping my first cup of tea, I boil some water, pour in the oats, cover and let them soak until I get hungry. It only takes 30 minutes but they can soak as long as you want. Once pre-soaked, the oats only take about 15 minutes to cook up.