Thursday, January 15, 2015

How to make Steel Cut Oats in the Crock Pot

So as many of you probably are - January is all about being healthy. And Good Ol Aldis has done a fabulous job at helping me in this journey! Cold Pressed Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is only $4.99 there!!! $4.99!!!! And add that to the other goodies that have jumped in my buggy - the fresh produce, agave nectar, Organic everything... It has been a great start to a new year! 8.5 pounds gone of the nasty weight that crept on in 2014... On my way to getting the rest back off. Anyone using Two Grand the phone app? I am ... loving it!!! A tad addicted... if you use it - let me know who you are so I can follow you!

Amongst the goodies I have found and tried from Aldis - was Steel Cut Oats. Sounded healthy to me! :0) So I got a container.... now what? Oh they look so pretty. So healthy... .... hmmmm.

Thankfully Pinterest had me flooded with ways to make them. I settled on one and have already made it three times. So since I am not sure my Pins will go away someday, I have decided to stick it on my own blog.

Here is the pictures of me making a double batch this week (we found a breakfast smoothie recipe that is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G that called for some of our leftover oats - which we never have. So doubling the recipe last time..

Ok here is the cast of characters...
 Steel Cut Oats, Milk, Water (not pictured), Chia Seeds, Vanilla, Agave Nectar, Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Put  Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot:
 Add in your milk and water:
 Cinnamon and Nutmeg:
 Agave Nectar:
 Chia Seeds (Aren't you feeling extra healthy now!?)
 Stir it up...
 Cover and Cook on High for about an Hour before bedtime.
 Turn off Crockpot - DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER - Let sit over night. In the morning you have awesome oats, just give them a stir. You can turn the crockpot back on low for a little bit to warm them up, pop them in the microwave for a few seconds or eat them cold. Delish that way too.
Here is the details:


1 cup steel cut oats
2 cups milk (you can use skim, or whatever. My favorite is to use Almond Milk)
2 cups water
1 tablespoon agave nectar (honey is ok too. I like agave cuz Aldi's has it and it seems so sophisticated)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon chia seeds (I got mine from Walmart, they had these nifty little small bags for 97cents!)

Put ingredients in the crock-pot on high for an hour. Leave covered, turn off and let continue to cook, soak over night. In the morning Stir and turn on low for a bit to reheat.

Enjoy! And may I suggest making a super awesome smoothie outta the leftovers. Recipe coming next time I make it... :0)


  1. I didn't think you were blogging! Yay! I saw your comment....I sent an e-mail. I hope it was the right address!

  2. Good to see a couple of updates from you! Thanks for the recipe too - this one is simpler than others I've seen. I make crockpot oatmeal in my mini-crockpot because I am the only one who eats them. LOL