So I finally had the chance to do this again, in a smaller batch – making steel cut oats in the crock-pot. It worked out really well and I have breakfast ready for the next couple of days!
I have done this in my large crock-pot (4 qt) but I never finish the entire batch, so I tried it in my small crock-pot (this crock-pot is also referred to as the “dip crock-pot” 1.5 qt)
Here is what I put in the crock-pot:
1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
1 1/2 cups water
1 container (6-oz) baby food (sweet potato/applesauce blend)
Put in the crock-pot for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (I like mine a bit chewier, so you can leave in longer if you like them softer)
Everyday I add different topping so I do not get bored with the same ole oats. Here are some topping to try!
1-2 tsps chunky peanut butter
1/4 tsp apple pie spice seasoning
1/2 apple, chopped (or any fruit, strawberries, blueberries, banana, etc.)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
This power breakfast really fills me up AND it takes me at least 20 minutes to eat – a great time to relax and start off the morning, ahh! So if you are in a hurry take it to go and eat it at work if you don’t have time. Just heat up and eat!
Steel cut oats are a great source of fiber, plus if you add some other toppings to pump up the nutritional value, a winning breakfast in hand!