Monday, March 21, 2011

Steel Cut Oatmeal – Crock Pot!

 

It’s the steel cut breakfast of champions. Oatmeal. If you’ve never had steel cut oatmeal, stop what you’re doing, run to HEB (pronounced aaaych-uheee-buheee), or Safeway or Albertson’s, whatever grocer you got. I promise to make you regular as a goose. My dad always said that. Actually¬†he said “poop like a goose,” but I thought I’d save you the descriptors.

I guess I didn’t save you anything though. he hee. Ok, are you ready for the greatness??? It’s made IN THE CROOOCCCKKPPOTTTT (that’s crockpot). If you make steel cut oats on the stovetop, it takes roughly two hours to cook thoroughly, without breaking your teeth. I’ll give you a second to google “steel cut oat” images, it’s just like regular rolled oats, but it’s not ROLLED! That’s it! Cut off the grain, and more roughage for your digestive system. Practice your poltergeist lady ~ This intestine is cuuuh-leeaann! Now that I’ve probably scared you away from ever touching the stuff, let me remind you how yummy this is. Tastes like regular oatmeal, maybe a little “nuttier.”

Imagine waking up at 6:00 to a house smelling of warm cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar….mmmmm. I was a happy girl. Breakfast immediately, then put the rest in the fridge for later in the week! Here’s the recipe, inspired by a good friend, and tell me YOUR favorite add-ins!

Oh yeah, warning, DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITH ROLLED OATS. You’ll end up with soupy glop and your family will never love you, nor eat your food again. Done.

 

~Peace, Love, and Crock Pots Ya’ll!

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Steel Cut Oatmeal - Crock Pot!

Yield: Serves 4-5

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Ingredients:

1 cup steel cut oats (NOT REGULAR ROLLED OATS)
4 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbl butter

Directions:

Add all your ingredients to the crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours! In the morning, add a little more butter, or milk if you wish. I found it perfectly sweet the way it was, and had a very delightful breakfast!!

 

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3 Responses to “Steel Cut Oatmeal – Crock Pot!”

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    katieb — March 17, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    I bet the boys are going to love it!

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    Tamara — July 29, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    Why steel cut oats? What is the nutritional difference/benefit from steel cut oats vs. rolled oats?

    • katieb replied: — August 11th, 2012 @ 3:17 am

      Steel cut oats are less refined than rolled oats as they are not rolled flat. They taste a little heartier, I like them because they taste a little nuttier…. good with brown sugar.

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