Quick and Easy Recipes {The Frenzied SLPs}

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Mornings can be pretty hectic in my household!  I am a school-based SLP, mom of a middle schooler and wife of a school principal.  We are all trying to get ready for our school day at around the same time so mornings can be a little frenzied!   Several years ago I discovered a morning game changer—slow-cooker steel cut oatmeal!  It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s delicious!!! It only takes me a few minutes to prepare this glorious breakfast just before going to bed. I plug in my slow-cooker, aka “crock pot,” and let it do its magic!   When you wake in the morning,  your home will smell  heavenly and a hot breakfast will be ready and waiting. One less thing to stress about when you are preparing for your busy day ahead. Most importantly, you will be starting off the day with nutritious brain food that is sure to give you energy and sustenance.   Winter mornings will never be the same again!  Want the recipe?  I’m delighted to share it with you.   Let me know if you try it out.  I hope it helps you start your day off with ease and success!

 

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

Ingredients:

1 cup steel cut oats

3 cups water  ( I like to use part milk/ part water)

1 cup peeled and chopped apple (optional)

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

 4 tablespoons brown sugar (you can play with the amount to suite your sweetness)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Directions:

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Cook’s Note: Important—> Use steel cut oats only or this will be a mushy mess.  

Take notice of the difference between rolled oats (left) and steel cut oats (right).

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Place the steel cut oats, water/milk, apple, raisins, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract into a slow cooker.

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Stir to combine and dissolve the sugar.

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Cover the cooker, set to LOW, and allow to cook 6 hours.  (If you cook it too long, it can get mushy). ENJOY!!

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9 comments on “Quick and Easy Recipes {The Frenzied SLPs}

  1. Annie Doyle on said:

    Jim just came home home from the grocery store yesterday with what I call an “unauthorized purchase,” (an item not on the list). For a long time he would come home with bags of beans, lentils, and split peas. You never know when you’re going to need them, right? It might have been around Y2K ;) Yesterday’s purchase was steel cut oatmeal! How fortuitous! Tonight I’m going to make your oatmeal!!

    • How fortuitous indeed! My family loves this for breakfast and especially on days like this when we are still digging ourselves out of 2 feet of snow! Provides lots of energy for shoveling!

  2. LOVE this idea! Thanks for pointing out the difference in the oats…I would’ve gotten the wrong kind!
    My crockpot will turn to warm when the time runs out; do you think that will affect the mushiness of the oatmeal?

    • It may affect the texture of the oats Mary. I know I have overcooked it before. I guess you can experiment with it. I like that your crockpot has a warmer! Mine does not!

  3. Word of Mouth on said:

    I love oatmeal! I eat it almost every day in the winter. I have never tried a crockpot oatmeal recipe before… I am intrigued!

  4. Nanette Cote (speech2me) on said:

    I have always wanted to give this a try and now seems like the best time of year with it being so cold in the Midwest. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Love the pictures and directions! Sounds great!
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  6. What a great idea for making a healthy breakfast with minimal morning prep time.

  7. I need to have breakfasts prepped ahead of time because I am always running late in the morning, so this looks perfect! I love oatmeal, and will definitely be trying this crock pot version. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Abby
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