Despite my baking frenzy that I have been in lately, I am still trying to make better decisions about what I am putting into my body. One of my favorite new to me foods is Steel Cut Oats! I find them in the Natural Food section at the grocery store but you can also buy them online. These are totally unprocessed oats. The only ingredient is Steel Cut Oats. They are the oat before they process and smash them into the oatmeal we are all used to. Since getting them, I have been trying them a lot of different ways. One of my favorite so far is Apple and Pear Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats!
The recipe is simple. N0w, I have been trying to use the Stevia I received in bulk last year so I used 5 drops of liquid Vanilla Stevia in place of honey or more Maple Syrup in this recipe (about a tablespoon if you use it). Stevia is a much more concentrated sweetener but is a healthier alternative to sugars, brown sugars and other sugars you want to try.
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Cup Steel Cut Oats
- 1½ Cup of Almond or Whole Milk
- 2½ Cups Water
- 1 Cup chopped apples and pears
- I Tablespoon of real Maple Syrup
- 6-7 Drops of Liquid Vanilla Stevia
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- Nuts, Cranberries or Raisins to Garnish
- Spray the crock pot well with the cooking spray. Add all ingredients, cook on low for 5-6 hours. Garnish and Serve
I did not peel my apples and pears and I did accidentally miss the six hour window, but aside from some burning on the edges, the oats came out creamy, delicious and easy to eat. They fill you up and give you the energy you need to get through those busy mornings!
Have you tried Steel Cut Oats yet? I am always on the lookout for fun recipes to use them in! So please share something you want to see or have made!