“I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” –Abraham Lincoln
1 – cup steel cut oats
4 – cups water
1/2 – cup half and half or milk
1 – cup dried fruit of choice, optional
(apples, raisins, cranberries, apricots etc.)
1/4 – cup brown sugar
1 – tablespoon butter
1/2 – teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
First off, find a glass bowl that will hold four cups of liquid, and fit inside your crock pot with the lid on. Measure out one cup of steel cut oats. Pour that into the inner bowl. Add the four cups of water, milk or half and half, brown sugar, vanilla, butter and cinnamon sugar. If you would like to add dried fruit or a cut up apple add it as well. Fill the crock with water to about halfway.
Set the inner bowl in the crock pot and see how high the water rises. Add more water in the crock pot if necessary. Try to match it so that the water reaches about the same height on the outside of the oats bowl or just below the bowl. Place the lid on your crock pot. Set on low and go to bed. Try making this in the day so you know how long it will take in your crockpot so that it doesn’t dry out overnight. When you get up the next morning your oatmeal should be cooked perfectly in that steamy water bath. Serves 4-6.