Recipe for Slow-Cooked Maple Craisin Oatmeal

Recipe for Slow-Cooked Maple Craisin Oatmeal

Last night before I went to bed, I realized I'd need a serious pick-me-up in the morning. And then I remembered that I bought steel-cut oatmeal at Beachy's on Saturday and went to work. I love oatmeal. (Here are some of my other oatmeal recipes, in case you're interested.)

Steel-cut oats have to be cooked for a long time, hence the slow-cooker, but they are worth the planning and the need to soak your crock afterward. They are a little chewy and really creamy and just a delicious, solid breakfast to start your day well. Here's the recipe I used, based off the recipe here:



Slow-Cooked Maple Craisin Oatmeal

1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats

4 cups water (this filled my small, two-quart crock pot to the brim, but you could add more water if you're using a bigger pot, up to 6 cups)

1/4 cup craisins

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar

Combine in slow cooker and cook on low overnight, at least eight hours.

Edit: If you're out of Craisins, this recipe is perfectly delicious without them. Trust me, I've tried it.


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rsp wrote on August 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

If I'm cooking something that might stick I give my crockpot a light coating of cooking spray. It makes a big difference on clean-up. My newest crockpot is non-stick. Can't have too many.

Meg Dickinson wrote on August 21, 2012 at 11:08 am
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Nonstick crock pot? That sounds amazing. I had to hold myself back from buying a huge, eight-quart crock pot on Black Friday last year. We just don't have the room. Someday, though...

TimBorb wrote on August 22, 2012 at 8:08 am
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