I have tried to make steel-cut oats in the slow cooker before – you can see how that turned out here. I’ve been a bit nervous ever since I had to take a chisel to my slow cooker from the last disaster. But this slow cooker pumpkin pie steel cut oats recipe sent in from Brooke worked perfectly!
You will need a slow cooker with a timer and a warming feature to make this recipe. I use the Frigidaire Professional 7-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker (Amazon link) – but any slow cooker with a low and warm setting should work. I cooked them for a total of 7 hours – three hours on low and four hours on warm.
What are steel-cut oats? Steel-cut oats are whole grain groats – the inner portion of the oat kernel. They are also called Irish Oats or Pinhead Oats. They take longer to cook than traditional oatmeal and have a nuttier flavor and are usually more chewy than other oats. A little bit goes a long way and they are very hearty.
2 cup steel-cut oats – Try to buy in bulk. Plus use this coupon for $1 off any McCann’s Irish Oatmeal product (zip 98513).
1 can pumpkin puree – I used my homemade pumpkin puree!
4 cups water
2 cups milk – I used one cup skim milk and one cup half and half, since it was in the fridge and needed to be used
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
pinch of salt
Optional toppings: brown sugar, maple syrup, chopped pecan, butter, crushed graham crackers, raisins, dried cranberries.
I definitely recommend toppings – the recipe is very basic, which is perfect I think because then everyone can customize their own flavor. What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?
HOW TO PREPARE
- In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients and set to low heat.
- Cover and before going to bed, let cook on low for three (3) hours.
- Slow cooker will keep it warm until morning (mine automatically turns to warm for four hours) and the oats should continue to cook (but not burn) all night.
- Add your favorite toppings – brown sugar, maple syrup, chopped pecan, butter, crushed graham crackers, raisins, dried cranberries. The basic recipe is an amazing base, but if you want some dynamic flavors you’ll want to add at least some brown sugar.
Print you coupon for coupon for $1 off any McCann’s Irish Oatmeal product
This recipe was sent in by Brooke as part of our Crock-tober series - so she’ll get a $10 Amazon gift card! Send in your recipe and if I feature your recipe on the blog you’ll get a $10 Amazon gift card!
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