In general I am not a big breakfast eater. Ideally, I like to eat my first meal at around 10am. That said, I love oatmeal and find it one of the more pleasant meals to start the day with. In the fall when apples are abundant I like to pair steel cut oatmeal with sauteed apples. Adding a little maple syrup to the pan once the apples have been browned in butter makes a delicious topping for a hearty breakfast.