Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I love LOVE love a good yummy oatmeal in on a cool fall morning.  I used to hate oatmeal when I was a kid, because it was so mushy and tasteless.  But once I discovered this recipe, I found I really enjoy eating it!  It is so hearty, and easy to make, and will freeze well for later.  I like to make a double batch, and then divide into single serving size portions.

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 Woolsey
Provider Relations Assistant

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