Crock Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Crock Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

2 cups steel cut oats
1/4 – 1/2 cup pearled barley (not the quick cook kind)
1/4 – 1/2 cup turbinado (raw) sugar or brown sugar
one 3 inch cinnamon stick, whole
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. mace
1 tsp. sea salt
8 cups water

Dump everything into a large crockpot, & cook on low overnight (8 – 10) hours.  It will smell GOOD when you get up!  : )  It looks gloopy when you lift the lid of the crockpot though.  Stir it well and serve.  It may stick to the crockpot a little, just scrape the sides & bottom of the crockpot if needed.  I tried using cooking spray on the inside of the crockpot and it didn’t make much of a difference.

The first time I made this I added dried fruit to the mix overnight.  It works better and tastes better if the dried fruit is added when you serve the oatmeal. Smash a half a banana in the bowl, top with oatmeal, a bit of milk, a few candied pecans & a dusting of turbinado sugar.  YUM!!!  Add any fruit in season!!!

I hope this works for you and you like it!  This recipe makes enough for leftovers which re-heat well in the microwave.

Steel Cut Oatmeal

http://kidscooking.about.com/od/breakfastrecipes/r/steelcutoatmeal.htm

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/overnight-oatmeal-recipe/index.html

http://annkroeker.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/overnight-crockpot-steel-cut-oatmeal/

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/the-best-bowl-of-oatmeal-ever-recipe/index.html

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