Over on Facebook, I mentioned having crockpot steel cut oats for breakfast and was asked for the recipe. I love this breakfast because, a)I accidentally ordered 25 lbs of steel cut oats last spring and I need to use them (!!!!), b) it's a healthy, easy make-ahead breakfast that everyone likes. As usual, I always double the recipe, and I make it just before I head to bed in the evening. This is an easy recipe to alter by adding different fruit combinations, sweetener and liquid. Also, I used chopped frozen apple that we put up in the fall, instead of fresh, so it's a good way to eat in season and locally. Soon I'm going to try a batch with some of those frozen peaches from our garden. Yum! Enjoy!
Crockpot Steel Cut Oats (single recipe, I double)
2 cups milk
1/4 cup brown sugar (or maple syrup, honey, molasses, agave, etc)
1 TBS butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup chopped apple (or other fresh, dried, canned or frozen fruit/berries)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired
Combine ingredients in 4 quart crockpot. Mix well. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours.