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This is the world’s easiest way to make sure your kids have a hot, yummy breakfast before they run off to school. Usually, steel cut oatmeal takes a really long time and instant oatmeal is sort of gross. So I found a great way to make steel cut oatmeal in the crock pot with minimal effort. It’s very good for my parental ego.
Start making this the night before you want to eat it.
First, find a heat-safe bowl that will fit in your crock pot when the lid is on. I use an oval corningware casserole dish that fits just right in my big oval-shaped crock pot. Make sure the dish will comfortably hold all four cups of liquid.
Once you’ve found the bowl, put it in the crock pot and add the steel cut oats, 2 cups of water and 2 cups of milk. Then, add additional water to the crock pot (NOT THE BOWL) until it comes about halfway up the side of the bowl with the oats in it (a pitcher is helpful here). Basically, you’re making a water bath so the oats will cook but not burn on the bottom or sides of the bowl.
Now, turn your crock pot on low, go to bed and when you wake up in the morning, breakfast is done and you have fulfilled your maternal duty to feed your children something for breakfast besides Nacho Cheese Doritos.
Add brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, berries, bananas, etc. The possibilities are endless.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!