Overnight oatmeal – Steel cut oats that cook for you while you’re sleeping. A great way to wake up and have breakfast in bed!
It is not often that I make steel cut oatmeal (or any involved breakfast, for that matter) because anything that requires extra effort before coffee just, well.. doesn’t happen.
My struggle in my effort to use my crock pot more is that I have to get out the food in the morning. When I was trying to think of ways that I could stage the food the night before and “plug and run” in the a.m., I realized that I haven’t been using it just to make food for the morning.
All you have to do is add some steel cut oats, liquids and spice to the pot and let it cook while you’re sleeping.
In the morning just top each serving with some sweetener and fruit. I added some coconut flakes to my oats, and banana slices are a delicious and healthy addition as well.
Option to add some more milk to the bowl (depends on how you like yours oats!) and top it off with honey.
Oatmeal is a great way to start off your day to boost your energy and keep you satisfied through the morning.
Do you normally have time for breakfast? What is your favorite oatmeal topping?
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup milk, (plus more for topping, as desired)
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- honey or other sweetener, if desired
- sliced banana for topping
- Combine all ingredients except honey and banana in crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours overnight.
- Serve with desired toppings like honey and banana slices.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 6gSugar: 13gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.