Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot

I love Steel Cut Oats, but I just don’t have the patience to cook them in the morning.  But for Christmas, I received a 1.5 quart crockpot (and used it 3 times so far), so it’s the perfect size for a batch, and provides leftovers for a few days as well!  Maria LOVES oatmeal right now, so it’s perfect!

I started with the recipe that I found via Google at Mommy’s Kitchen.  She suggests trying a double boiler method with the crockpot, but I had success with my crockpot and clean up was not a hassle.  But I wouldn’t attempt this in a bigger crockpot as it may overcook. If you don’t have a small one, try her double boiler method.  I know other people who cook theirs this way too.

Steel Cut Oats

Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot

1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1 – fresh apple (chopped)
1/4 cup brown sugar*
1 – tbsp butter
1/2 – tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon*

Measure out one cup of steel cut oats. Pour that into the crockpot. Add the four cups of water, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, butter, apple and cinnamon sugar.
Place the lid on your crock pot. Set on low and go to bed!

*I will probably play around with the amounts next time to make it a bit sweeter…

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