slow cooker tuesdays – oatmeals

This week’s recipe is one of my favorite things to eat: Oatmeal! Oatmeal is such an easy, healthy food to make and personalize. It’s great plain, with a little added brown sugar and cinnamon or completely dolled up with fruits and nuts. It’s also my preference for race day fuel before a run. The best kinds of oats for you are steel cut oats, although steel cut oats are not always the quickest. Instead of spending 30 minutes over the stove, throw everything in the slow cooker the night before and have breakfast ready for the family when you wake up!

Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker

1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
3 cups water

Additional options:

Chopped apples or other fresh or frozen fruit, nuts, dried fruit like raisins or banana chips, cinnamon, brown sugar, honey or agave nectar, peanut or almond butter, dark chocolate chips (Yes, it is tasty!), shredded coconut milk (I would stir this in before serving) the possibilities are endless!

Combine oats, water and remaining ingredients. Cover pot. Cook on low for 8 hours.

You may also freeze leftovers in individual servings and heat in the microwave later.

Enjoy!

Live. Life. Beautifully.

Staci Patton

 

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