I’m becoming a creature of habit at the ripe old age of 36. I started eating oatmeal for breakfast when I worked with a personal trainer a few years ago, and it’s one habit that has stuck.
I’ve posted before on a recipe for steel cut oatmeal. Since then, I’ve also tried it in the crock pot using this method. I like the bain-marie method; it makes the oatmeal even creamier somehow. I used one cup of oats to 3.5 cups water in a 4-cup capacity Pyrex measuring up that fits well in my crock pot. I add water to about the same level as inside the Pyrex cup, cover and set on low overnight.
My favorite toppings include cinnamon (Penzey’s pumpkin pie spice is also amazing!), REAL 100% maple syrup (trying to avoid artifical sweeteners), toasted walnuts, and frozen blueberries or banana slices.
It’s dinnertime now, but I could TOTALLY go for a bowl of oatmeal right now.
Hope you’re all weathering Snowpocalypse 2010 well!
New! Just posted over here as well: