My kids love steel cut oats prepared in the crock pot. It’s easy, healthy and makes breakfast a snap because the crock pot does all the work for you while you sleep. Tuesdays are an early, 5 am, run for me so when I get back I shower, grab a bowl and recharge for my day. I was lucky to find this great pumpkin cider but if you can’t locate any, cherry apple cider or regular apple cider works perfectly too!
Non stick butter spray (I use Pam)
1 cup of steel cut oats
3 cups of pumpkin cider (apple or apple cherry cider would work too)
1 cup of water
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 pinch of salt
One apple, cored and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup of dried tart cherries (raisins or other dried fruit will work beautifully too)
Spray the insert to your slow cooker then add all of the ingredients. Stir gently. Cover and cook overnight on low. I normally make this around 8 pm and eat around 6-6:30 am. I like to remove the lid of the slow cooker for about 10 minutes prior to serving – helps release the condensation that’s built up.
Top with your favorite nuts, chia seeds, honey, brown sugar, agave… whatever you like!
— Knead to Cook