Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Crockpot Oatmeal

Crockpot Oatmeal
from Keeping Up

2 cups steel cut oats (not quick or old-fashioned oats)
6 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large apple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Stir together ingredients in a greased crockpot.  Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.  To cook for 8 to 10 hours, add 1 additional cup of water.  Serve oatmeal topped with sliced bananas and toasted nuts, if desired.

{cooks note}

Simple, easy, healthy, wonderful smelling breakfast to wake up to.  A little preparation is needed at night, but that's it.  Sometimes I leave the apples out.  I never add raisins because they are not my thing.  I love fresh or frozen fruit on the top.  Steel cut oats can be purchased at just about any grocery store.  I like to buy mine in the bulk foods section at Winco.  Talk about cheap!


Jenna said...

This looks really tasty. Do you like the Keeping Up cookbook as much as favorites? I'm thinking of purchasing since I like favorites so much.

Candace said...

Yes, it has some really good recipes in it. I think Favorites is the best for Salads, though.

Hannah said...

I love this idea! Yours look so yummy. said...

Mmmm, I'm trying this tonight.

brentandkashann said...

I just discovered steel cut oats, myself. I have always hated hot oatmeal. Steel cut oats are a different story though. Thanks for the good idea!

Lindsey Johnson said...

Can't wait to make this. My husband thinks he makes the best steel cut oats of anyone. I'm going to show him! I hate waiting so long for them to be ready. So happy you posted this.