|Overnight Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal|
According to Prevention magazine, the steel cut oats are healthier than rolled oats because they are lower on the glycemic index, meaning they do not cause your blood-sugar to spike. This is important if anyone has diabetes or prediabetes in your family.
They were delicious, and, if hubby's opinion can be quoted, they were more (this is his word) 'oatey.' He went on to explain that the steel cuts seemed more substantial and more filling.
Besides the the 9 hours of cook time, it takes about as much time to prepare the steel cut oats as it does the minute oats.
|Steel Cut Oats BEFORE cooking|
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1/2 cup milk (cream, almond milk, half & half, etc.)
1 T. butter, optional
2 T. brown sugar, optional
Topping Options: raisins, dried cranberries or dried figs
Combine the ingredients in the slow cooker crock. Set to Low and cover. Cook 8-9 hours. Serves 4-6.
NOTE - A good guide to preparing steel cut oats is a 4-to-1 ratio of liquid to oats. So if you are preparing 1 cup oats, you will need 4 parts water, milk or a combination of the two. I used a little more in the recipe above since we like creamy oats.
|Steel cut oats AFTER cooking|
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