This month we did a Steel Cut Oats Breakfast Bar! A couple of us cooked up some steel cut oats overnight in our crockpots and set up a buffet of toppings for people to dress their oats as they please. What's more fun than an oatmeal bar! Soon my whole department will be rocking their skinny jeans too!
Steel Cut Oats for the Slow Cooker
recipe from co-workers wife, yields 4 cups of cooked oats
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1 pinch salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Additional toppings: Craisins, brown sugar, almonds, etc
1. Spray crock pot bowl with a cooking spray. Add in one cup of steel cut oats, pinch of salt and sugar. Pour in 4 cups of water. * You can also cook half with some 2% milk or even half and half. This will create a creamier texture for your oats!*
2. Cover and turn your crock pot on low and cook for 8 to 10 hours.
Note: I've read online depending on your crock pot cooking time may vary. If you feel that your crock pot tends to cook at a higher temperature it is recommended that you place an empty tuna can (with no wrapper) in between the heat plate and the bowl of the crock pot if you would like to cook overnight.
3. In the morning add in 1 tsp vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg (season to taste).
To serve we had bowls of brown sugar, honey, craisins, raisins, fresh blueberries, milk and other toppings for people to dress up their bowls of creamy goodness. The great thing about this recipe is that the flavor combinations are endless!! This is even a great thing to cook on the weekend and heat up each morning on your way to work. I like mine with a spoonful of pumpkin butter, some almonds and chia seeds; and the Trainer likes his with some brown sugar, honey and a spoonful of almond butter. Just add in any additional flavors in the morning and mix into the batch.
|Nach-oats from Tastespottings Oatmeal Project|