My current addiction includes eating steel cut oats with berries and walnuts for breakfast. The quick cooking steel cut oats are ok but expensive. The regular steel cut oats taste better and are way cheaper. You can buy them from the bulk bin at your local health foods store or co-op. But let’s be real, being a full-time mom, employee, caregiver, and wife. I honestly don’t have time every morning to make steel cut oats on the stove.
Ain’t nobody got time for that!!
And my pocketbook can’t afford me to stop by Whole Food every morning for a cup of steel cut oats from the hot bar.
So I began the search for a recipe but I had a hard time finding one that was made completely with water. So after much trial an error I have discovered one that works. If you try it let me know in the comments below.
Slow Cooker Overnight Steel Cut Oats
- 1 cup Steel Cut Oats
- 6 cups water
- 4 pinches of salt
- 4 pint size jars
- Place 1/4 cup of the steel cut oats into each mason jar.
- Then pour 1 1/2 cups of water and one pinch of salt into each.
- Place the jars into the slow cooker/crockpot and add water to the crockpot until the outside of the jars are covered about 3/4 from the top.
- Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.
- Turn down slow cooker/crockpot to warm and allow oats to remain in the pot overnight.
In the morning, give each jar a stir. If you would like to store them to eat later in the week, allow then the cool completely. Then cover each jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Oats then can be reheated in the microwave and desired toppings added. Also, these oats won’t go all weird on you once cooled. Unlike rolled oats, steel cut oats will become a bit creamer each day.