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One word: YUM. I made this without butter.
I added 1/2 cup of dried cranberries at night and 1/3 cup of brown sugar (honey's good, too, if you prefer) in the morning. Adding toasted walnuts is a good option, as well. I added the 1/2 t. salt, but didn't include butter. Very tasty! This recipe is good the first day, but it's great as leftovers.
I love Steel Cut Oatmeal. I have lost 50 lbs on a point counting system and this saved me from many boring breakfasts! I usually cook it overnight and in the morning it is the perfect texture. I usually make it plain with no butter ans I use Splenda for sweetener. That way we can all add what we like. Banana, reduced fat peanut butter and honey is my favorite!
This recipe gets top marks for being quick and easy to make and tasting great too! My husband grew up eating oatmeal for breakfast every morning, but I find we just don't have the time to make it on the stovetop in the morning & I personally don't like the taste. This recipe solves both problems. We will certainly be making this on a regular basis!
Was super easy and really tasty. We stirred nutmeg and frozen berries in about 1/2 hour before eating it and it was awesome. The texture was a little soft to my tastes, but I'll try again with slightly less water maybe and see how it goes. Thanks!
Taste was good ! Texture wasn't to my liking . I like firm oatmeal . The mess in the crockpot also turned me off ! It could be that different crockpots give different results .
Best oatmeal I ever ate by far. Only problem I had was oatmeal sticking to the pot if cooked for even 7 hours. Maybe 5 - 6 would be better. It's really good, though, and worth the mess.
I made this twice, and followed it as written. However, when I cook it again, I will cut down the water, maybe by 1/4 - 1/2 cup. It was rather on the watery side. I have only eaten steel cut oatmeal for one year, and I am not crazy about them, but the health benefits are worth it. Maybe I will get used to them. I think this way of cooking them is great, because you don't have to get up 45 minutes prior to having breakfast. The first time I made them was with dried apples, and this time with raisins. They were both okay. My DH liked them a little more than I did, but we both agree that eating healthy is the way to go. Not everything can be a 5 star meal. Thank you for posting, papergoddess, and wew will be making this again.
This recipe was very easy to prepare, however I had to consider how late I would be sleeping in the morning and stay up a bit later to do the "final assembly" in the crock pot. (I had all ingredients ready to dump in the crock pot.) I used some dried fruit, and should possibly have cut back some on the liquid because of that. I found the flavor excellent, but the texture was a bit "pasty" for my tastes.
Simply a lifesaver! Now I can eat much healthier, hate the cooking time good oatmeal takes. This worked fine for me the first time but might take some a couple of tries to adjust it to your liking, crocks cook differently and so does the consistency of oatmeal. Play with it til you get it right, it's worth it!!