Let's talk oatmeal, because this recipe is about to rock your world. Large-grain salt helps the maple syrup's sweetness pop. And that's a good thing...assuming you're using the good stuff.
A really high-grade, real maple syrup makes a big difference compared to other sweeteners like honey. Maple syrup has more nuance in terms of flavour too and it's got a ton more antioxidants.
Another trick of the trade? Use steel-cut oats. They're thicker, heartier, and more filling than old-fashioned.
Sweet and Salty Steel Cut Oats
What you'll need:
1/2 cup quick-cooking steel-cut oats
a splash of vanilla extract
a pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp pecans, crushed
1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
a pinch of large-grained salt
How to make it:
Prepare oats according to package directions.
Stir in vanilla extract and cinnamon.
To serve, sprinkle with pecans and maple syrup.