Makes 1 servings
1/4 cup steel cut oats
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp water
Dash of salt
1/4 cup dehydrated apples (optional)
Fresh fruit (optional)
1. Combine water, steel-cut oats, salt and apples in Little Dipper Crock-Pot.
2. Plug in the Little Dipper and cook for about 7-9 hours.
3. Serve oatmeal with fresh fruit and milk, if desired.
Every time I make steel cut oats overnight they always stick to the sides of the slow cooker and get all crusty. I wondered if I made them in a smaller slow cooker if it would help. Cooking in my little dipper (which doesn’t actually have a LOW or HIGH setting) seemed to work a bit better. I put them in about 11 pm and didn’t end up turning of the cooker until 7:45 am. They were cooked nicely and less stuck to the sides of the slow cooker. I am also the only one in my house that likes steel-cut oats so making one serving worked well for me. I’ll be using this method again. 4 stars.
A quick spray of Pam (over the sink) in the Little Dipper before adding ingredients works nicely. I use an outlet timer so the crock pot is plugged into it that starts cooking about 6-7 hours before we’re going to eat. Depends on the amount of oats I’m cooking. I use a milk/water ratio. I stir in my dehydrated apples, cherries and bananas or anything else about 15 minutes before serving. Cinnamon, allspice… anything goes. We chop up pecans and add raisins too. The reason I add mix-ins and spices at the end is because ingredients can easily burn and all seem to settle on the bottom if added in the beginning. And don’t forget about a tbsp of butter right before serving. Delicious!
Yum! This sounds so good!!
Can it be regular oats or must it be steel cut?
For this recipe steel cut
Anita Stephenson says
I rub a little bit of butter inside my Little Dipper so that nothing sticks
This steel cut oats with fruit dish sounds great. Thanks for the post.
I am excited to try this one…I have a bag of steel cut oats but never get around to making them since it takes a long time to cook them the conventional way—but this seems like a great way to wake up in the morning.