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.