Here is my take on a recipe I believe began when the crock pot was invented. I have no idea who invented this recipe...but it sure is tasty!
Crock Pot Oatmeal
1 1/2 Cup Water
1 1/2 cup Skim Milk
1 Cup Steel-Cut Oats
3 tablespoons of Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Flax Seed
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoon of Butter
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Apples - diced
Spray your crock pot with a non-stick spray! Very Very Important...Dawn failed to spray her's one time and it was like cement! Seriously....SPRAY! :)
I use a large slow cooker - add all ingredients into the slow cooker. Cook on low for approx. 7 hours
Makes approx. 7 servings 3/4 cups servings
Place unused cooked oatmeal in the fridge or freezer. To heat it up add about 1/3 - 1/2 cup of Skim milk then heat approx. 1 minute in the microwave
Top your oatmeal with varies toppings....nuts or fruit...maple syrup...honey is also good added on top.
With my calculations I estimate approx. 150 calories per serving if made by recipe and no additional toppings added. If you add toppings you will need to increase calorie count depending on the various toppings.
Why Steel Cut Oats? Steel Cut Oats have the least amount of processing of all oats. They have about the same fiber, protein, nutritional value, and calories as Stone Ground Oats, Old-fashioned Rolled Oats and Quick-cooking Oats.
The biggest difference between Steel Cut Oats, Stone Ground Oats, Old-fashioned Oats, and Quick Cooking Oats are the texture of the oats and the cooking time.