I have used steel cut oats in baking recipes, but have never eaten it for breakfast. I've been looking for a tasty way to cook this for breakfast without having the waiting time in the mornings, so this recipe seems to fill that need for me!!
Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.
67 Reviews for Overnight Oatmeal
I have never used this type of oats before so maybe that was it, but we didn't like it at all. We threw it away and ate cereal. disappointed :-(
This came out great. I listened to others reviews and watched it carefully, stirring it occasionally.
Took 5 hours, not 8.
Needs more salt, I ended up with a tablespoon, but taste it.
Very bland as is, added nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, vanilla, walnuts, dates (didn't have cranberries) and apricots before cooking and after, cooked ones had no flavor left.
HOWEVER: I never made oatmeal in a slow cooker before, and I loved it.
I have read the previous comments about the oatmeal burning overnight. You do not have to cook it overnight just because it is a crockpot. Please try cooking it on a weekend during the day and put the remainder in the fridge for the upcoming week.
I have made this twice now, and both batches turned out perfect. I did adjust the cook time to 3 hours since I know my slow cooker gets too hot, and then it sits on "keep warm" for about 5 more hours. Second batch I left out the dried fruit and topped bowls with fresh fruit instead, liked much better.