This Easy Overnight Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe is seriously one of my favorite recipes of all time. It isn't complicated or fancy, but it is awesome to wake up in the morning and have a hot, delicious and healthy breakfast all ready to go! Steel cut oats are so healthy because they are the whole grain of oats. They taste a bit “nuttier” than regular oatmeal and have a great substantial, chewy texture.
This recipe tastes great as-is, but is even better with some add-ins to taste. My hubby likes them just with a bit of brown sugar and milk stirred in. I like to add raisins and chopped walnuts to mine (along with the brown sugar). Other days I like to add dried cranberries and almonds. There are countless combinations of things to you can to make a different breakfast every day!
If you make more than your family can use for one breakfast, it microwaves very well. Just add some milk and stir several times while heating.
For the best price on steel cut oats, I usually buy them from the bulk bins at our local health food store, at Trader Joe's or online at Vitacost.
Easy Overnight Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe
For each cup of steel-cut oats used, ADD:
2 1/4 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter
Optional: 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
Place all ingredients slow cooker or Crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. (You may want to spray the crockpot with cooking spray first, but this is optional.)