Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs
From Woman's Day 5/07. Want to try this one. Would be good for a brunch if you've got overnight guests - this cooks for 8 hours on low.
- 8 cups water
- 2 cups steel cut oats
- 1⁄2 cup dried blueberries
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄4 cup maple syrup
- Combine water plus next 3 ingredients in a 3 quart crockpot.
- Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or until oats are tender and creamy.
- At the end of cooking time, stir in dried cranberries and maple syrup.
So nice to wake up to a hot cooked breakfast. The texture/consistency was just right after 6 hours in my slow cooker. Did stick a little to the sides of the cooker. Spraying with cooking spray at the onset may help eliminate that. The maple syrup added the right amount of sweetness. My family and I enjoyed this--thanks for sharing.
Since my husband doesn't care for oatmeal, I halved the recipe. I used the dried blueberries, omitted the cranberries and maple syrup because of preference. Instead when ready to eat, I added a bit of butter, milk and Splenda to sweeten and it was fantastic. I found Quaker brand Steel Cut Oats for the first time and it was wonderful. I kept the leftovers airtight in the refrigerator and they were wonderful even the next day. I added about 2 to 4 tablespoons of milk before heating as well as a bit of butter and Splenda again and couldn't tell the difference from the first day.
Thank you for posting this. It's a nice treat for a Sunday morning. :)