I of late posted a recipe for Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal, which I made twice final week. My hubby together with I were totally diggin' that recipe ... that is, until I switched things upward today together with used steel cutting oats (instead of old-fashioned oats). Instant oats are terrible overnight inwards the deadening cooker (way also mushy). Old-fashioned oats worked pretty proficient (not quite amount mush, but non super hearty together with well-textured either). But, steel cutting oats ... oh my goodness! I am inwards love!
If you lot accept never heard of steel cutting oats or accept never looked for them inwards the store, allow me laissez passer ya a piddling information on them together with what to await for.
They are a tad pricier than your everyday, run-of-the-mill oats, but non yesteryear much. I paid $3.59 for my 24 oz. parcel at Kroger inwards the wellness food/organic section. I purchased Bob's Red Mill brand. Another well-known construct that is unremarkably easily available is McCann's (my Wal-Mart has it inwards the actual oatmeal section), but it is a piddling to a greater extent than expensive compared to Bob's. I've, also, seen steel cutting oats in volume at places similar Whole Foods together with wellness nutrient stores.
The departure betwixt rolled together with steel cutting oats is that piece both incorporate whole grain oats, they are processed differently. Rolled oats are steamed, rolled, steamed ane time again together with toasted. They cease upward every bit sparse flakes. Steel cutting oats are made from oat kernels that accept been chopped into thick pieces.
Using steel cutting oats produces a chewier, heartier texture that is somewhat nutty. And, they concur upward wonderfully to the long procedure of overnight deadening cooker cooking.
The recipe I used is real similar to the ane I posted recently using old-fashioned oats. I purpose a loaf pan placed into my deadening cooker insert together with create a H2O bath. This prevents dried-on oats together with is much easier clean-up wise.
I adore that I pass simply 10 minutes at nighttime throwing this together ... together with nosotros wake upward to a ready-made breakfast together with a family that smells divine! What could survive better?
1 1/2 cups steel cutting oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons brownish sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, cutting into small-scale pieces
2 cups milk
1 1/4 cups H2O (plus to a greater extent than to create the H2O bath)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon (however potent of cinnamon flavour you lot prefer)
Add inwards whatever fruit (fresh, frozen or dried) that your prefer - almost a cup. (Best if fruit is placed on transcend of the oat mixture together with non stirred in.) Blueberries, apple tree chunks, raisins, dried cherries, peaches, bananas ... whatever your fancy is!
Place a ball of crumpled foil on the bottom of your deadening cooker. This volition assist sturdy your pan if it doesn't quite sit down stable plenty inwards the deadening cooker together with volition foreclose the pan from sitting straight on the bottom of the deadening cooker insert - avoiding possible burning.
Place a greased breadstuff loaf pan (I used a metallic one) on transcend of the crumpled foil.
Add inwards the oats, tabular array salt together with brownish sugar.
Pour inwards the milk, H2O together with vanilla. Add the butter. Stir.
Top alongside the cinnamon (and whatever fruit you're using). Do non stir.
Gently pour almost two cups of H2O into the bottom of the deadening cooker where the foil is.
Lid together with create on low for about 5 - 6 hours. (Turn the deadening cooker to warm as everyone trickles inwards for breakfast.) Give the oatmeal a gentle stir. Sprinkle on some to a greater extent than brownish saccharide if a sweeter sense of savour is desired. Serve alongside milk, if desired.
UPDATE 4-9-14: Since this post, I accept made several versions of overnight steel cutting oats inwards the deadening cooker. Setting the deadening cooker to the warm setting from the real commencement together with cooking for 8 - 9 hours yields perfectly cooked oatmeal, every bit well.