Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Overnight Steel Cut Oats (with Coconut and Cranberries)
Who doesn't like to wake up in the morning to a breakfast that's all set and ready to go? That would be so ideal, right? Well, it's not impossible anymore when you try this amazing Overnight Steel Cut Oats that cook all night in the slow cooker so when you wake up, it's ready for eating. It doesn't take much effort to prepare it either. It takes less than 5 minutes for prep time and then all the work is done in the crock pot...and then 8 hours later, voila --- a yummy oatmeal treat!
For this recipe I added some dessicated coconut for extra crunch and flavor and actually used some Coconut sugar too but ordinary sugar or sweetener should be fine, as well. You can add more or lessen the amount of dried cranberries or raisins depending on your taste preference. This is quite a versatile dish, too so you can change the ingredients to add in. My husband loves this particularly with sliced almonds as topping. Enjoy!
1 cup Steel cut Oats or Irish Oats
1/2 cup unsweetened Desssicated Coconut
3/4 cup Raisins or dried Cranberries
1/2 cup Half and Half
4 cups Water
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2-3 Tablespoons (or to taste) - White, brown or Coconut sugar or your favorite Sweetener
Additional Milk and sugar, to taste
Mix all the ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for about 8 hours. Wake up to the lovely smell of a yummy breakfast!
Suggested topping: Sliced Almonds or your favorite nuts
Note: It won't be very sweet so you need to adjust the sweetness to your taste preference. Add some more milk and a little sugar if desired.
Serves about 4-5
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This recipe is featured at Foodie Friends Friday.