Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crockpot Steel cut Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

A friend of a friend's cardiologist told her she needs to eat steel cut oats every morning. 
She was eating regular oatmeal and he told her that was not good enough for her. 
Ever since I heard that, I've been cooking steel cut oats in my crockpot,
but I really don't care for the flavor of them....until I started making it this way....

What I love about this recipe is that it uses an entire 16 oz can of pumpkin to 1 cup of steel cut oats. 
It not only ups the nutritional value of this breakfast but I absolutely love the way it tastes. 
It takes me minutes before I go to bed at night to put it in my little crockpot.
and my house smells like pumpkin pie in the morning. 
One little recipe lasts me 3-4 mornings. 
Dennis doesn't like pumpkin in any form so he won't even try this.

I follow her recipe exactly except I leave out the nutmeg. 
I'm just not a nutmeg loving person.If you are, leave it in.
She says to let it cook for 8 hours but I've let it cook for 10 and it's not been a problem.
I add a little more maple syrup, and walnuts and raisins on top just before serving.

So hop on over to GreenLiteBites and check out the recipe.
Now wouldn't you love to wake up to a nice warm breakfast all ready for you?

However, If you don't like pumpkin or oats, you're out of luck.


Rebecca said...

OH MY! This sounds amazing. I can't wait to try it. Thanks.

Rebecca said...

Ok, so I just looked at the recipe. quesitons:
1. She says "a can of water". I am assuming it is the pumpkin can? Not sure.
2. Have you ever double or tripled it? Would that work, with the same amount of time?
3. Do you put the syrup in before it is cooked?

Richard said...

Maybe it's the two boxes of brown sugar you add that makes it so appealing....or possibly the pint of whipped cream.

Grandma Honey said...

Rebecca...Right, fill the pumpkin can of water. I've never doubled this recipe. I just make that small amount in my little crockpot but I don't see why you couldn't. I just put that 1T of maple syrup and 1 T of honey that's in the recipe before I cook's not very sweet so I add a bit more maple syrup on top before eating. I like how it comes out not too sweet because then more can be added as desired. Same with the walnuts and raisins....I just add those to my bowl before eating. And I pour milk over mine but it doesn't look like they do so in those photos.

Stephanie Cozzens said...

I happen to love both steel cut oats and pumpkin, so thanks for sharing this!

Sue said...

Perfect. I don't like nutmeg, either.