This version is sweetened using seasonal pears tossed in brown butter and cinnamon and topped with toasted almonds and a drizzle of flavourful honey. I can't think of a better way to start the day at this time of year.
Steel-Cut Oats with Cinnamon Pears
1/2 cup steel-cut oats
1 tbsp butter
1 Bartlett pear, sliced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp honey
1/4 cup toasted almonds, crushed
Cook steel-cut oats according to package instructions. In the meantime, melt butter in saucepan on medium heat. Once butter starts to bubble, add pear slices and cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, cook for 2 minutes. Stir in honey.
Divide cooked oats between two ramekin or plates. Top with pears and sprinkle with almonds.