Easy Weekend Recipe #3- Crockpot Breakfast

Friday, October 3, 2008

Dr. Oz recommends starting the day with steel cut oatmeal. Being a devout Ozzian, I went right out to get some. The half hour cooking time was a total turnoff so I forgot about it until I saw it pre-cooked in the freezer section at Trader Joe's. I like the Trader Joe's version but at $1.99 for two servings it was too pricey for me to continue buying.

Dr. Oz brought it up again on another Oprah episode and someone in the audience mentioned they use the crockpot to make it. Hallelujah! I set out to find a recipe and the slow cooker gods were looking out for me because
I found a great book on clearance and it had this recipe in it.

The first time I made it I forgot to take pictures which was actually a blessing because I got busy
clearing my reader doing other things and left it plugged in two hours too long. Ahem.

"Wake up to Health" Cereal

2 cups chopped, peeled apples

3 cups water

1 1/2 cups uncooked steel cut oatmeal

1/4 cup chopped almonds

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours.

I substituted one cup of the water with apple juice (steel cut oats are pretty bland) and this time I added a dash of brown sugar. The recipe makes a lot. I was getting kind of sick of oatmeal by the time it was gone! Enjoy. Have a good weekend!

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  1. That actually looks like something I'd eat and could *maybe get 2 of the 3 little rats to eat. WOOHOO!

    And um, I'd never heard of Dr. Oz 'til now. We're still BFFs, right?

  2. YUM! I just bought a whole big bag of Coach's Oats at Costco (I think it's *close* to the same thing? maybe not) so I'll have to wait to try this, but anything made in the crockpot is wonderful! :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have a mini crock pot for this. Just put it in the night before and the kids have hot oatmeal for breakfast.

  4. Steel cut oatmeal is going to be one of the first carbs I add back when I get to the adding back point. This recipe sounds so good! Oatmeal is an excellent way to start the day.

    Have you noticed any benefits yet? Like not being hungry for a while? Or more energy? Just curious if eating it every morning really does make a noticeable difference.

  5. Steph- Blasphemy! But I still love you.

    Heidi- From what I see on the Coach's website, no they are not. Steel cut and rolled oats are different. But I bet there's a way to make it work!

    Jenn- I was going to do that this time but didn't think I'd make it till midnight. Who was I kidding?

    Laural- Um, I'll try to pay attention to that this week and let you know. ;^)

  6. I love my boyfriend as well, errrr, Dr Oz and have that all ready and waiting for me upstairs.

    just found your site and love it---off to donate a mammogram and EAT.

  7. Mizfit - Welcome! Nice to meet you.

    Cheri- I had low expectations the first time I made it but was pleasantly surprised. Next time I think I'll ad-lib with maple and brown sugar.

  8. So it tasted good? I love the TJ's frozen oats too.


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