Monday, March 7, 2011

Sorry it's been so long... Overnight oats

My computer died.  Well, the power cord did anyway.  And the computer was dying... it had been stepped on, taped, and was on it's last leg.  So I've neglected the blog.  I'm sorry. 

Today I was having coffee with my dad and telling him about the steel cut oats I made last week.  So this recipe is for him.  And my Auntie.  Now go make them!

This recipe makes two servings of Overnight Oats.  It is pretty good warmed up (or so I hear since I don't care for any kind of oatmeal!).  Husband says it's as good as McD's.... with less sugar.  And there aren't pictures because I wasn't sure how they would turn out! =)  But I'll make them again this week... maybe I'll add the pictures then.

1/2 c Steel Cut Oats
2 c Water
1/4 c Milk or half and half
1/2 c Raisins
1 tsp butter
pinch of salt and pich of sugar

First, in a non-stick pan, melt the butter.  Toast the oats, stirring constantly, in the butter.  Add the pinch of salt and sugar to the oats after they've toasted.

Then in a small crock pot, mix the oats, milk, and water.  Set the crockpot to warm (not low but warm!) and cook overnight, about 8 hours.

The result is creamy, sweet and pretty stinking healthy!


1 comment:

  1. thank you Steph! I just fixed me some 'instant' oatmeal with dollup of crunchy peanut butter for lunch and sat down to check your food blog and here it is! thank you and I will be going today for the right kind of oatmeal and a few more ingredients you have mentioned in ur blog straight to the health food store. yummmmy.