Prep 8 hrs
Cook 0 mins
This recipe is courtesy of Alton Brown. Steel-cut oats are also known as Irish oats, Scotch oats, pinhead oats, coarse-cut oats or porridge oats. Here in Florida, I can purchase McCann's Steel Cut Oats in my regular grocery store.
- This method works best if started before you go to bed. This way your oatmeal will be finished by morning.
- In a crock-pot, combine all ingredients and set to low heat. Cover and let cook for 8 to 9 hours.
- Stir and remove to serving bowls.
This makes perfect oatmeal. The only difference is my crockpot...I cooked on low for 3 hours and it was done to perfection. So, check your crockpot, like ovens and microwaves, they are all a little different. I made it plain without dried fruit because I'm watching my sugar, but otherwise, this is a great recipe. I make it up on Sunday night and then I have enough to take to work with me all week and then just heat it up in the microwave.
This is delicious! Instead of the dried fig, I often substitute 1/2 cup diced candied ginger with the cranberries.
In my opinion this is the best oatmeal, but I do not cook mine as long. I use a timer and cook it 4-5 hours. I also use less water. Maybe 3 cups?