Crockpot Overnight Steel Cut Oats With Sweet Pear
Always rushing out the door to class and want a breakfast that will keep you satiated through lunch? This overnight steel cut oats recipe is no-fuss, high in fiber, and will be ready for you when you wake up! Place all the main ingredients in a large (~4 qt.) crock pot* and set on low for up to 8 hours. Once cooked, the add-in options are endless! For a little omega-3, add some ground flaxseed or walnuts—for added sweetness toss in raisins, cranberries, or fruit. This recipe even saves well too! Store in the fridge, then when ready to eat just add a little almond milk and heat it up!
Yields: ~ 1.5-2 cups - 2 servings
2 -2 1/2 cups almond milk
¼ cup steel cut oats
3-5 pitted medjool dates
1 pear (apple will work too)
Pinch of salt
½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Fruit (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, etc.)
Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
*Have a little time for breakfast and forgot to cook this the night before? No prob. Cook on high in a small (~1.5 qt.) crockpot and it’ll be done in just over one hour.
*You may want to line the crock pot with a dab of olive oil to keep the steel cut oats from sticking, but it depends on your crockpot.
*Placing the ingredients in a smaller (~1.5 qt.) crockpot overnight will work, but it will cook much quicker and likely burn by 8 hours.
Heather Borders, a senior at the University of North Florida, will complete her dietetics degree in may. She plans to become a Registered Dietitian and build the company she founded, Kailo Nutrition, into a cooking school that focuses on teaching the community how to prepare delicious plant-based meals.