Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Steel Cut Oats

So we found this new to us thing for breakfast. Steel cut oats. Whole grain. Healthy. They help decrease cholesterol. I actually like them better than quick oats. But that's also a drawback. They take a while to cook. I'd heard a rumor about putting them in the crock pot. I tried it last night. Success! They. Are. Good! Here's how!

1 cup steel cut oats
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt 
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp brown sugar

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker, cover, set to low and let cook 6 to 8 hours. (The longer they cook, the softer - to a point! Don't over cook.)

You may add 1 cup peeled chopped gala or red delicious apple, 1/2 cup raisins, and 1/2 tsp vanilla if desired before cooking. 

I forgot to add that I used a crock pot liner for easy cleanup!!