This is definitely a recipe I would make the night before going to the gym or if we had a busy day planned. Not much mess to clean up, and breakfast is served as soon as you wake up!
I altered her recipe just slightly:
1 1/4 cup steal cut oats
1 can pumpkin (pure pumpkin, not canned pie filling)
3 cups water
2 cups Milk (I've even used Almond Milk)
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
2 pinches sea salt
Sweetener (Use maple syrup, or Sucanat, or brown sugar)
Instructions: Mix all your wet ingredients together. Then add your Steel Cut Oats and mix until combined. I usually add my sucanat in the morning to my own bowl. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. If it's too dry in the morning, mix in a cup of water. (I've never had a problem with it being to dry)
I love this recipe because it's super easy. You basically dump all the ingredients into your crockpot the night before, set it on low for 6-8 hours and wa-la! A warm, healthy breakfast in the morning! Plus, there are some great health benefits to eating steel cut oats and pumpkin!
|This is what Steel Cut Oats look like|
Pumpkin: Helps with Diabetes prevention (it increases insulin, which lowers your blood sugar) as well as heart and cancer protection. It also contains fiber, antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, B-vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium and phosphorous. (read more at livestrong.com)