Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crockpot Steel Cut Oats

So what exactly is this steel cut oats? 


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 Steel-cut oats comes from the same plant as rolled or instant oats.  It starts from the whole grain , never cooked  and have been cut into pieces.  They are more dense , nutty and chewy.  It cooks longer than rolled or quick oats.


 Is it healthier than rolled oats or quick oats ?

 Yes.
 Rolled or quick oats,  are steamed and then rolled ( so it cooks faster). Steel cut oats are a bit lower in calories. Just by the way they were processed, steel cut oats has more benefits. 
Here's a quick heath benefit info:

Protein : 7 grams per 1/4 cup serving
Fiber : 5 grams per 1/4 cup serving
Iron : 10 %  of the recommended daily allowance in 1/4 cup dry steel-cut oats.
 Sugar : 0 grams per 1/4 cup
Steel Cut oats sits lower on the glycemic index.
Calories : 140 per 1/4 cup ( as compared to 160 for rolled oats)

All of these facts depends on how you cook ( sugar, milk or butter you add with it ) and prepare your steel cut oats as well ( toppings).



Rolled oats and quick oats also has a lot of benefits , Use steel cuts if you want to take your healthy eating habits up a notch.



We love oatmeal for breakfast. I just normally put flax seeds, a lil bit of sugar and milk with our oatmeal. Sometimes the girls loves it with raisins. This is a nice change. It takes a lot longer to cook but I don't mind it with a slow cooker. Our home smells good and the wait was worth it.  It is very yummy!

Ingredients:

1 cup steel cuts oats
2 granny smith apples, chopped
1 1/2 cups low fat or skim milk
1 1/2 cups water
3 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 - 2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp kosher salt
non stick cooking spray

Toppings : flax seeds , nuts , dried fruits


Directions:

Spray your slow cooker with the non stick cooking spray.  Prepare all your ingredients.



Combine all of your ingredients into your crockpot ( Except your toppings) . Mix to combine.

( Don't mind my stained crockpot...someday I'll remember to use liners)

Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hrs ( overnight if you prefer)


Serve with your favorite toppings.


To wake up with this aroma..my goodness! Simple pleasures in life...

We loved it and will definitely make this again. Not so sweet , nutty and simply delicious.






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10 comments:

  1. Thanks Khit, this looks delicious! I'm going to try this recipe soon! xo

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  2. Yum! I recently bought a bag of steel cut oats and was looking for ways to cook them. I will have to give this a try! Visiting via the Mommy Monday blog hop.

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    1. Hi Ashley.. thank you for stopping by ..Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Ooooh, I just love crockpot recipes. A breakfast one?! All the better!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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  4. Stopping by from Our Life on a Budget… just pinned this and can't wait to try it!

    Excited to be following along! :)

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  6. So yummy! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  7. This looks amazing!! I also saw your post on Asian style meatballs!!! YUM!!! Thanks for sharing on What You Wish Wednesday!!!!! Please come back tomorrow!

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  8. Oh this sounds so wonderful. I'm the only one in our home who loves oatmeal so I don't make it too often. But, I think I'd like to wake up to this nourishing breakfast... tomorrow. :)

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