Friday, November 30, 2012

Slow Cooker Peaches and Cream Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
Here is another recipe for slow-cooked steel cut oatmeal, from the same blog as the Pumpkin Spice recipe.  (And I've since made two more flavors!  I'll share those some other time.)  My husband and I love oatmeal but I don't have 20 minutes in the morning to make the steel-cut kind.  This is another recipe that I made during the day and stuck in the fridge.  Then in the mornings, just dish out however much you want and warm up in the microwave for 2-4 minutes.  Serve with dairy or almond milk.  Very delicious! 

PS:  (3/18/13) I've made this a few more time and took some much-needed new photos; this stuff is delicious! 
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Peaches and Cream Steel-Cut Oatmeal
adapted from Eat at Home

1 cup steel cut oats
1 can (15 oz) sliced peaches in juice
enough milk to bring liquid to 4 cups (I used one can evaporated; the rest almond milk)
dash salt
cinnamon, optional
 
1.  Spray inside of crock with nonstick cooking spray.  Put steel cut oats in crock.
 
2.  Drain can of peaches, reserving juice.  Slice peaches in bite size pieces. Add to crock.  Add milk to peach juice to make 4 cups. Pour into crock.  Add dash of salt and cinnamon and stir to combine.
 
3.  Cook 3-5 hours on low.  (4 hours was perfect for me.)  Liquid should be mostly absorbed and the mixture should be creamy.  Taste to make sure the texture is good.  Serve with extra milk and brown sugar or maple syrup, if desired.
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

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4 comments:

Ekchang said...

Thanks for a great recipe! I made it with regular milk and it turned out just fine. The cooking time really depends on the slow cooker, though. I'd suggest making it during the day so you can watch it. I think it was closer to 6 hours for me, but I was also doubling it.

What a Dish! said...

Thanks for the comment! Yes, I agree with making it during the day; I do that every time because otherwise mine would burn. Thanks for the feedback on doubling the recipe and cooking time!

Anonymous said...

If you have a slow cooker with the "WARM" setting (not just "low") you can throw it in when you go to bed and it will be perfect in the morning.

What a Dish! said...

Maybe I'll try that, although my slow cooker's Warm is pretty wimpy, so not sure it would cook at all, lol!