Steel Cut Oats for Breakfast

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altUsing the slow cooker to make steel cut oats is one of my new favorite methods for getting breakfast on the table.

I simply make one big batch on Sunday night and keep it in a loaf pan in the refrigerator for the rest of the week, which makes it a quick and easy option on the weekdays. This way I can quickly cut out an individual slice, reheat it and then finish it off with any fresh topping of my choosing.  Is there anything easier than that?

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups
  • 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam, if desired
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries

Preparation:

Combine the oats, water, milk, cinnamon, sugar and strawberry jam in the slow cooker and cook it on low heat for eight hours. Once it is finished cooking, scoop a portion of it into a fresh bowl and top it with fresh berries. Then scoop the rest into a 9×5 loaf pan and store it covered in the fridge until the next meal.

Sackcloth background texture from Andrew Kelsall