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Oh, man. Properly made steel-cut (aka Scottish or Irish) oatmeal will change your opinion about oatmeal. Scottish oatmeal, without the benefit of added fat, comes out creamy and delicious; the trick is the long cooking time. I had mine with milk added and, honestly, it was totally unnecessary. You can also make this in a crockpot; just fix it up before you go to bed and you will wake up to breakfast!
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- 1If you are making this in a crockpot, the first and only step is to throw everything together in a 2-quart crockpot [increase the water to 3-1/2 cups to allow for evaporation]. Okay, now nighty-nite! We'll see you in the morning!
- 2Otherwise, bring 1 cup milk and 3 cups water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan.
- 3Stir in oats, spices, and raisins.
- 4Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 5When cooking is complete, stir in brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, pecans, and salt (don't add the salt with the boil; the oats won't cook right).
- 6If you are using a crockpot, you may notice that a crust has formed on the bottom of the crock after cooking. This is perfectly normal. You can eat it if you want to, or you can just leave it. Just make sure to transfer the recipe into a resealable bowl and soak your crockpot right away. This stuff will stick like glue if it dries.
- 7Serve! You can add more fresh or dried fruit, butter, more milk, whathaveyou, but it's awesome all on its own.
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Nutritional Facts for Creamy Scottish Oatmeal (With Crock-Pot Instructions)
Serving Size: 1 (329 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 249.6
- Calories from Fat 25
- Total Fat 2.8 g
- Saturated Fat 0.5 g
- Cholesterol 1.2 mg
- Sodium 192.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 47.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
- Sugars 17.8 g
- Protein 9.0 g
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