I love steel oats, and I really love that this recipe made it so easy to have breakfast ready when we woke up - since the coffee maker is on auto too it was so nice to just dish it out. It's gettng cooler around here now so this was a wonderful wake-up call. After reading some of the post about clean up, I chose to use a "crock-pot liner bag" which made it a breeze. Then followed the directions with the exceptions of the cranberries and raisins (don't like either) when we got up I did add some frozen blueberries from our garden harvest and left them to sit until they thawed in the hot oats. So easy and so good, I know this will end up being a winter stable.
This was our 1st taste of steel cut oats and the whole family loved them. I enjoyed waking up to a hot, wholesome breakfast. I will make again but next time will add the raisins (we didn't use dried cranberries this time) in the morning. Cooking all night they became like swollen water balloons - my husband liked them, the kids and I didn't, just a texture thing. Glad we ran across this recipe - thanks for sharing.
I made with dates and apples. Half the cinnamon. It flavor was alright, texture was mushy. I would try again not cooking overnight.
i did not like the bland taste of this nor the clean up.....but thank you for posting the recipe....
I am going to be generous here and give this one 2 stars (sorry). I put them on at night before bed and got up EARLY to check them (5 a.m.) and they were way to smushy and overcooked.....IF you like your steel cut oats that way then bless ya.....I prefer mine with more of a "chew". I will pass on this recipe and try something new until I get it perfect.
Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out bad! Very sticky and overcooked!
I make this very frequently. It is my go-to food for Sunday morning breakfast. It is so nice to be able to wake up and dish the oats out in the morning not having to mess with fixing something before church. It works perfectly fine using non-dairy milks like almond, soy or coconut milk. I usually add more cinnamon than usual out of preference. I have also made this using chocolate almond milk, which my kids thought was a special treat. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
The oats were tasty. I would add the cranberries and raisins at the end next time. And I would most definitely use a crockpot liner!
Great base for cooking the steel cut oats! I use diced fresh apple instead of the dried fruit and reduce the cinnamon slightly. I butter a corningware casserole dish that I put in the slow cooker, and then fill around the dish with water. The water bath adds extra moisture, so I reduce the water in the recipe by 1/2 cup. Great texture, and only having to wash the smaller dish makes life much easier than cleaning off the oats from the big insert. (You might get a ring from the water - but that cleans off very easily) Weekday lifesaver!
Very good & easy to make. I sprayed my crockpot, but it still stuck. I'll try another way to keep it from sticking.