|We store our oatmeal in this vintage canister.|
|McCann's Steel Cut Oats|
Dan and I are both very fond of oatmeal for breakfast. We prefer the steel-cut oats because of their nutty texture, and they are the healthiest because of their high fiber content. It takes 30 to 45 minutes to cook these on the stove top, but cooking them in the crock pot over night has breakfast ready when we get up.
I bought a small crock pot (1 ½ quart) that I use just for cooking oatmeal. I butter the inside of the crock pot with a tablespoon of butter to keep the oatmeal from sticking. Place 4 cups of water and 1 cup of steel-cut oats in the crock pot. We prefer McCann’s Irish Steel Cut brand, but use whatever we can find.
|1 cup of steel cut oats.|
|1/2 cup of diced apples.|
Often I will add ½ cup of diced apple in which case I decrease the water to 3 ½ cups.
|Cook over night on low setting.|
Cook this overnight in the crock pot on the low setting or for about 8 hours. This makes 4 servings.
In the morning, breakfast is ready. We top our oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar, walnuts or pecans, if we have them, and half and half . Or at least we use whole milk. This is one dish where we don’t use skim milk. We love our slow-cooked oatmeal for breakfast!
|Breakfast is ready!|