Tired of cereal, I started looking for something nutritious for a quick breakfast.  I got this idea from a physician I worked with last year.  She told me that she cooked steel cut oats in a slow cooker overnight once a week.  She then refrigerated the leftovers and reheated a bowl every morning during the work week.  I decided to give it a try.  I didn't have a recipe, but just threw in what I had on hand.  I LOVED waking up to the smell of warm cinnamon; that alone is working making this!  
Caveat: Do NOT use regular oatmeal.  It will burn if you cook it for several hours!
  • 2 cups of steel cut oats
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 apples or pears, chopped
  • A palmful of dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, dates, or figs
  • A palmful of nuts
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
Combine all and cook overnight on the "keep warm setting."  Stir well in the morning and re-moisten with milk or drizzle with half and half.
3/22/2012 10:13:25 pm

nice post


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