I was so excited to find Quaker Steel Cut Oats on the grocery shelf the other day. They were over a dollar less expensive than the brand my store usually carries, making them pretty affordable. I like to use steel cut oats in the slow cooker, because they hold up better.
I wanted to make something more interesting than a normal bowl of oats, so I checked out the Quaker site. Lots of recipes over there, but none for steel cut oats. I couldn’t believe it!
Since I didn’t find any recipes, I created my own. Actually, the idea comes from Good Life Eats. Katie created Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal using old fashioned oats. I didn’t follow her recipe, but the idea came from her.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1 12oz can evaporated milk
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- Spray the inside of slow cooker crock with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir all ingredients together.
- Pour into slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours or overnight. Mine cooked 8-9 hours, but if I had a programmable slow cooker I would set it for less time.
- Serve with extra milk, if desired.
Do you eat a hot breakfast everyday?