Slow Cooker Oats
1 Cup Steel Cut Oats
4 Cups Water
Other items of your choosing:
1 cup peeled and chopped apple
½ cup rasins or Crasins
1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
2 Tbs. Butter (can substitute with something healthier)
2 Tbs. Brown Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla extract
Place the Steel Cut Oats, water, apple, rasins, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract into a slow cooker, and stir to combine and dissolve the sugar. Cover the cooker, set to Low, and allow to cook for 6-7 hours (for firm oats), or 8 hours (for softer texture).
Note: Use only Steel cut oats, or this will be a mushy mess.
Winco sells Steel Cut Oats in bulk for VERY cheap, or you can find it in the grocery store where the specialty flours/ health foods are)
If your oatmeal comes out dry around the edges, and too soft in the middle, you can try the “waterbath” method in your crockpot. You can find instructions for this alternate method here: http://www.mommyskitchen.net/2009/01/overnight-crock-pot-oatmeal.html
Sabrina WoolseyProvider Relations Assistant