I love steel-cut oats, but they’re not something you make on a whim. They don’t microwave well and cook time on the stove can take a while. The solution: get a slow cooker (Crock Pot.)
What you’re going to do is put all the ingredients in the slow cooker at night. Slow cook it all night and when you wake up breakfast is hot and ready.
I suggest a slow cooker with a timer. You’ll set it for about 7 hours, then the cooker will flip over to warm mode when it’s ready.
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups water
cinnamon to taste, or nutmeg, clove, apple pie spice, whatever you like
1 banana – mashed – or bag of frozen fruit of choice. Peaches are great.
nonstick cooking spray (I use coconut oil)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
dash of salt (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with coconut oil then add all other ingredients. Stir.
Cook on low for 7 hours.
In the morning, give it another stir, add a little almond milk if you’d like, and enjoy. I have mine with a big <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/metabolic-drive-low-carb"target=“new”>Metabolic Drive shake.