I’m still on my slow cooker/crock pot steel-cut oat kick. Nothing is easier than having breakfast ready for you when you wake up in the morning! This morning I had my blueberry muffin steel-cut oats. They taste just like a blueberry muffin but without all the added calories and fat!! The secret to this recipe is the blueberry jam. I use organic blueberry jam since all the other jams out there have corn syrup in them, and we all know how bad that stuff is for us! If I need extra protein in the morning I will add a scoop of protein powder to my oats in the morning. I hope you love these oats as much as I do!! Enjoy!
- 2 c Steel Cut Oats
- 2 c Milk
- 4-5 c Water
- 10 oz. Jar Blueberry Jam or 1 c Blueberry Jam
- 1 1/2 c Frozen Blueberries
- 1/4 c Brown Sugar (optional…you can sweeten more if you like when you serve)
- 4 T Ground Flax Seed (optional…but they are so healthy and good for you)
- Any garnishes you like!
Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker/crock pot and mix. Set on “low” for 5-6 hours or “warm” for 8-10 hours. They really do cook up perfectly when set on warm, and the clean up is a breeze compared to when they cook on the “low” setting. Enjoy!!
Yesterday was a big day of making massive batches of soups, creamy tomato basil and roasted butternut squash and carrot, and meals for the freezer. Somehow I got so caught up in all my cooking that I lost track of time and stayed up later than I wanted. I think I’m in some kind of winter nesting mode. Well, I made quite the mess in my kitchen from my day of cooking, and the clean-up took some time, as you can see from the picture below. I should mention that I had already run the dishwasher twice that day.
Due to having a late night last night, I hit the snooze button a few too many times this morning. Boy was I happy to have made these maple steel cut oats for this morning! With getting my son ready for school and myself ready for work we didn’t have time to “make” much of a breakfast, so having thought ahead I put my maple steel cut oats in the crock pot last night, and voila! Ready to eat as soon as we rolled out of bed, and boy were they perfect for this freezing cold morning.
This recipe calls for maple sugar, and I recommend you use it rather than maple syrup. It gives the oats so much more “maple” flavoring!
- 2 c Steel Cut Oats
- 2 c Milk (you can use almond milk too)
- 5 c Water
- 2/3 c Maple Sugar Granules(if you like your oats really sweet, you might want to add a bit more maple sugar)
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 4 T Ground Flax Seeds (optional, but they are really good for you)
- Possible toppings: chopped walnuts, maple syrup, etc
Add all the ingredients (except the toppings) to your slow cooker. Stir to mix. Set the slow cooker on “low” for 5-6 hours or “warm” for 8-10 hours. I advise you to use the “warm” setting. It will make your clean-up a lot easier the next day. Stir and serve!