Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

I really have a difficult time with breakfast. I am typically groggy from the baby or toddler waking me up.  I am not very awake and the kids are very hungry.  

I remembered years ago watching an Alton Brown Good eats episode with overnight oatmeal in a slow cooker. Let me tell you right now.  There is nothing like rolling out of bed to a hot bowl of oatmeal.  It is awesome! Breakfast decision already made.  

I found a recipe to start.  It's from Mel's Kitchen.  I read in the article that she makes her oatmeal firmer than her sister by using less water.  I like my oatmeal more soupy, so I stuck to more water.  The recipe had additions of sweetener and other things.  I kept it simple, because I like to add my own fixings.

Overnight Oatmeal
1 1/2 cups steel cut oatmeal
7 cups water

Place oatmeal and water in a slow cooker. Cook on low overnight 7 hours.  

The results: The next morning, there is a bit of a crust around the edge of the slow cooker.  Just stir it together and it will mix right in.  
It was delicious! I definitely would make this again. A great addition to any breakfast routine. Roll out of bed and eat a hot breakfast. 

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