Ever sense I created my first crock pot overnight oatmeal recipe about 5 years ago, my husband has been having oatmeal for breakfast and making it in the crock pot the night before. It's like magic. Just add steel cut oats, the proper amount of liquid to your crock pot (make sure to grease it) and turn it to warm. In the mourning you have perfectly cooked warm healthy breakfast that will make you excited to wake up.
It's a great way to cook breakfast for a large family or guest, and to save money (steel cut oatmeal is usually under $2/ lb), and eat healthy. If you have a healthy filling breakfast ready to go you are less likely to eat bad for the day.
While my husband often makes just plain oatmeal and adds chocolate chips to it, I like to come up with different versions of oatmeal to keep it fun. My first version was Apple pie, and last fall I created a pumpkin pie oatmeal version. I though a blueberry muffin version would be nice for summer. You could substitute any other berry you want. I think strawberries would be especially nice. I plan to try that next month during our strawberry harvest. Since we grow a lot of strawberries!
I used freeze dried blueberries from Crunchies which are great to have in your pantry because freeze dried food last a really long time. So if you don't end up using it for awhile, it's no problem. You can also use frozen or fresh blueberries if you wish.
Steel Cut Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup Steel Cut Oats
- 1 1.2 cup of favorite milk alternative almond, coconut, etc
- 1/2 cup blueberries (I used Crunchies freeze dried blueberries)
- 1 tablespoon cane sugar (more or less to taste)
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 T walnut pieces (optional to top)
1. Grease your slow cooker with olive oil or coconut oil
2. Put all ingredients into your slow cooker and put on the warm setting, go to bed, and serve in the mourning!
Disclamier: Crunchies sent me samples but I was in no other way compensated for this post.
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