Thursday, March 8, 2012

Overnight Steel Cut Oats


This is a great way to cook your oatmeal for those early week day mornings (especially Mondays.) It was wonderful to wake up to a hot breakfast, and the house smelled amazing!!! ;o)

Here is what I used (serves 4:)

1 cup of steel cut oats
2 tbs of grounded flax seeds (optional)
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
3 cups of water
1 tbs of all natural almond butter
1 tbs of coconut oil (solid form)
1/4 dry dates
1 medium gala apple (peeled and diced)
1 1/2 t. of cinnamon
1 t. of maple extract
1 t. of vanilla extract
a pinch of nutmeg & and pumpkin spice
1/4 t. sea salt

Directions:

Add all ingredients to your crock-pot, stir. Turn on your crock-pot to the low setting, cover it. Set the timer for 8 hours and go to bed! The next morning, Wake up! You can add a little more milk if it is too thick for you, add some nuts and extra dry fruit for an extra crunch, or a natural sweetener (Stevia, agave nectar, honey.) Enjoy!

This is super simple to make! A few things: make sure you are using steel cut oats, not regular old fashion oats. Also, you can replace the coconut oil and almond butter for 2 tablespoon of regular butter, this is to prevent the oatmeal from burning and sticking to the side of your pot. Also, I have a small crock-pot (4 qt) if you have a large one (8qt), you should double up the recipe, otherwise, you will end up burning it.

PS: only 266.25 kcal g., per serving, and tons of protein and nutrients;o)


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