Friday, October 18, 2013

Slow Cooker Fabulous! Chocolate Steel-Cut Oats

Following my success of making steel-cut oats in the slow cooker overnight, I decided to give it a whirl with the ultimate comfort breakfast, chocolate. 


My own recipes of cranberry-orange steel-cut oats and ginger-pear-apple steel-cut oats


5 servings, 152 calories
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 1/3 cups water
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Heavy shake cinnamon


Put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low overnight (6-8 hours). 

Before cooking.
In the morning you'll have thick, tasty, hearty chocolate steel-cut oats.
The next morning.


I sometimes make chocolate oats as a single bowl, but I've never made a whole batch like this. I was a little afraid that I wouldn't have enough ideas for what to mix in and I'd get bored with the flavor, but I totally loved it.  My favorite mix-in was raisins, it like a bowl full of Raisinets candy!  The pear was a little overwhelmed by the powerful chocolate flavor, so next time I'll stick with raisins and maybe some diced apple and peanut butter.  Banana would also be good.  I also love spicy Mayan oatmeal, with a dash or two of cayenne and a heavy dash of cinnamon.

I think steel-cut oats in the slow cooker is going to be my go-to oatmeal/porridge recipe for the fall and winter.  Making a large batch for several days and waking up to the scent of breakfast is so comforting.

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