One thing I LOVE for breakfast is oatmeal. I don’t eat it all the time, but I always have oatmeal on hand when I want something healthy to eat in the morning that is going to fill me up. There are times when I have had oatmeal for lunch and dinner too! Oatmeal doesn’t necessarily have to be eaten for breakfast.
This year I set a goal to eat healthier. I am trying to avoid eating out when possible and planning on trying some new healthy foods this year that I haven’t tried yet. This weekend I made some steel oats in the crockpot with ingredients I bought at SaveMart for the first time. I have a friend who makes steel oats often and has told me that they are better than the regular oats that I am used to making, so I had to give them a try.
I normally prefer apple cinnamon oatmeal, so I used pieces of apple and cinnamon in my steel oats and topped it with some crushed walnuts. The ending results came out pretty well. I will be definitely be making these again and will probably try different fruit and nut variations to see what tastes the best.
If you have been wanting to try steel oats, here is a simple recipe to get you started:
Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Steel Oats Recipe
- 2 apples peeled and cut in cubes
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 2 TBS brown sugar
- 1 1/2 TBS unsalted butter cut in small pieces
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts for garnish
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray to avoid oats from sticking when cooking.
In a large bowl add ingredients, except walnuts and stir together to mix.
Add ingredients to slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours, then reduce to the low setting for 2 hours. You can also choose to cook this overnight by putting on low setting for 7 hours.
Remove from crockpot and top with walnuts. You may also choose to drizzle maple syrup or honey on top to give it extra flavor.
What I like about this type of oats is the ability to re-heat. I can’t say that I have ever saved instant oatmeal for the next day, but with these steel oats you can put them in the fridge and use them for breakfast the next day!
Have you ever tried steel cut oats?
Disclosure – I received a gift card by the manufacturer or representing PR agency to purchase ingredients for this recipe. These opinions expressed are my own opinions and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
Amanda @ High Impact Mom says
This is great! Perfect weekend breakfast or Sunday brunch idea!
Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says
This looks fantastic! My kids love oatmeal and I’d love to make this for them. I pinned it so we could try it sometime.
Vanessa: the queen of swag ! says
This looks amazing! Must try it.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Oh my gosh, that looks beyond delicious! YUM!
I LOVE crockpot oatmeal.
Looks yummy and healthy.
Penelope (NYC Blogger) says
Looks very tasty
YUM. What a perfect wintry breakfast.I need to try crock pot oatmeal. Maybe I’ll do this recipe this week? Apples= yum.
Shell Fruscione says
Everything about this looks awesome! LOVE apple cinnamon.
Beeb Ashcroft says
Mmm, that looks so good! I’m pretty sure I’ve had steel cut before, although it’s been a while.
That looks really good. I have been wanting to try steel oats.
I have never tried steel cut oats before. They look really good though!
YES! Steel cut oats are better for you b/c they haven’t been processed as much! They are delicious too – I have done a similar crock pot recipe but not with walnuts – I have to give that a try!
I just bought some steel cut oats. I know they’re very healthy for you. I like the idea of making them in the crock pot and having breakfast ready for you in the mornings!
Jenn @therebelchick says
This looks AMAZING! And oatmeal and apples were just added to my approved diet list! Yum!
Marcie W. says
What a delicious recipe and how cool would it be to wake up to breakfast ready and waiting? Thanks!
Jennifer The Quirky Momma says
YUM! I love steel cut oats, it something we buy all the time. We were introduced in Ireland several years ago and we’ve been eating them ever since.
This looks really good! I love oatmeal.
Notorious Spinks says
I haven’t tried steel cut oatmeal. I must try them soon.
you can make oatmeal in the slow cooker?!
My mind has just been blown. I am SO making this Sunday morning!
I LOVE oatmeal and eat it often since it’s so filling it gets me going before work. I have never made it in a slow cooker but am going to try this now that I know. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve never tried steel cut oats, this sounds great though.
This looks cool. I’ve never done oats in the crockpot before. I think tonight I will have to do it for tomorrow morning. Thanks for the recipe.
Elaina- A Time Out for Mommy says