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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Crockpot Steel Cut Oats with Peaches

What could be better on a cold (and snowy) morning, then to wake up to a delicious, warm,  ready to serve breakfast that smells wonderful?  Not much...

When I saw this recipe posted by Danica on Friends for Weight Loss the other day, I knew I wanted to try it.  What I didn't know, was how happy my family was going to be to be able to scoop themselves out a nice warm breakfast as they each got up...at different times of the morning.  My sons and husband added sugar to their servings...I opted for some splenda.  This is a really easy way to get everyone to eat a healthy breakfast before they go out the door to work or school...and it makes plenty to heat up another day!  Be sure to use REAL steel cut oats ( NOT the quick cooking steel cut oats, nor the old fashioned oats...they will not stand up to the extended cooking time)  I used frozen peaches as the original recipe suggested, but the beauty of this recipe is that you can use virtually ANY frozen fruit to make your own masterpiece! 


Crockpot Steel Cut Oats with Peaches adapted from Friends for Weightloss

Servings - 12   Serving size - approx. one cup of cooked oats  Points Plus per serving - 4 points+
Calories - 164.4,   Total Fat - 2.6g,   Carb. - 33.3g,   Protein - 6.4g,  Fiber - 5.1g

3 cups Steel Cut Oats
10 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks ( or 2 tbs. ground cinnamon)
1 TBS. pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 lb. frozen sliced peaches ( or frozen fruit(s) of your choice)
  1. Spray the inside of your crock pot with nonstick spray.  MUST DO or you will have a sticky mess to deal with!  
  2. Combine all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.  ( I cooked mine from 10pm to 7am and the oats were perfect.  I turned the pot off, but they kept warm for an hour or so afterward)
  3. Remove cinnamon sticks and stir well. 
PRINTABLE RECIPE

Steel cut oats have become more popular and are much easier to find than they used to be.  Quaker even makes them now.

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