Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

in , by 👩‍🍳 Cooking With a Southern Vibe in Music City USA 👩‍🍳, February 04, 2022

This is the easiest oatmeal, EVER!   Steel cut oatmeal is a pain to make, it takes forever, sticks easily and who needs that hassle in the morning.

I did a little research and found that you can do this overnight in the slow cooker, but there is a trick.  You don't just put it in the crock, it sticks, the edges brown, it dries out easily.  So this is what works for me...

The Basic Recipe:

1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
Dash of salt

Put an inner bowl inside your slow cooker.  Don't just sit in the bottom, take a couple of Ball metal rings, or a few balls of aluminum foil to boost it up so that your inner container isn't sitting on the bottom of the slow cooker.  The reason for this is to prevent the bottom of the oatmeal from browning because it has direct contact with the heat source.   

Pour your oatmeal, water and salt in the inner bowl, place it in the slow cooker and then pour water in the outer bowl.  Fill the slow cooker about half full of water.  Then before you go to bed, set it to cook for 8 hours on low, put on your jammies and go to bed.

How easy is that 😀  I turn mine on at 10pm, and by 6am I have perfect oatmeal.  My slow cooker switches to warm after 8 hours and it's ready to eat when we get up.  The only thing I have to do is add cinnamon, toppings, a splash of cream and brown sugar and breakfast is ready.  I refrigerate the leftovers for another morning...


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