Ahhh, I love a nice warm creamy bowl of oatmeal on a crisp, cool fall morning, don’t you? My kids and I go through love/hate phases with oatmeal. The “hate” part for me used to be when the oatmeal exploded and spilled all over the microwave into a globby mess, or when it boiled over in the pot creating a giant mass of uncooked watery oats and a stove-top disaster. However, a couple of years ago I discovered a way to make it “JUST RIGHT!” In the crock pot! It’s so easy and it makes the creamiest, most delicious oatmeal I’ve ever eaten. Try it tonight – I bet you’ll like it!
1 cup of steel cut oats
4 cups water
1/2 cup milk (almond, soy, cow’s – whatever you like)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 TBS cinnamon
pinch of salt
Combine it all in your crock pot, cover and turn it on low at bed time. 8 hours later you will wake up to the best oatmeal you’ve ever eaten. Add some fresh or dried fruit and some nuts (and a little more milk if you’d like) and you’ll never go back to your old way of cooking oatmeal. Let me know what you think!