I love steel-cut oats. If you have never tried them, you are seriously missing out.
What are steel-cut (Irish) oats? Steel-Cut Oats are minimally processed high protein oats that are cut into neat little pieces on a steel mill. They are one of the healthiest foods you can eat and the texture is just out-of-this-world.
My grandmother had a toe-curling experience when she ate them for the first time when visiting last spring.
Crock Pot Irish Oatmeal
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 Cup • Calories: 208 • Fat: 2.5 g • Carb: 43.8 g • Fiber: 4.6 g • Protein: 5.4 g • Sugar: 14.8 g • Sodium: 314.2 mg
1 C. Steel-cut Oats, Dry & Uncooked
4 C. Water
1/2 C. Fat Free Milk
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 Apple, Peeled, Cored & Chopped
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray or use a crock pot liner. Please, please, don't take this warning lightly! You will be scrubbing for hours... trust me.
Put all of the ingredients into the crock pot, secure the lid, and cook on low for 8-9 hours (or say...overnight.)
In the morning, all you need to do is spoon the oatmeal into bowls and top with lots of more fruit (fresh or dried), nuts, brown sugar, syrup, granola, milk, etc... really whatever you want! The possibilities are endless here.
I threw about a cup of frozen mixed berries into the crock pot about 30 minutes before eating. I also topped with a light sprinkling of brown sugar and some more milk.