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!
Steel Cut Oatmeal - Crock Pot!
Yield: Serves 4-5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
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
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!!