Crockpot Steel Cut Oats
Recipe Credit: MckMama
1 cup steel cut oats(They are whole, chopped oats instead of the flattened, rolled oats you might think of when someone says oatmeal. You can buy them at most grocery stores, sometimes near the other hot cereals, sometimes in the natural food aisle.)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons natural brown sugar
7 cups cold water
Mix all dry ingredients together.
As late at night as you can possibly muster, put the steel cut oats, cinnamon and natural brown sugar mixture in the crockpot with the water. You can use any 1:7 oats:water ratio, depending on the size of your family and the girth of your crockpot.
Turn crockpot on low.
In about 6 or 7 hours (you will have to experiment with the exact time needed for you), a bounty of perfectly prepared, hearty oatmeal will be ready for your enjoyment. If you cannot stay up that late or get up so early, consider a Christmas tree light timer if your crockpot doesn’t have a built in timer. Then you can have it turn on at 1 am, turn off at 7 am, for example. I have found that the higher oats to water ratio I use, the better things turn out over night. 1:7 seems to be working well for me.
Serve with butter, strawberries and cream, a drizzle of molasses, or honey and milk.