As it’s been getting a bit colder, this has been a favorite yummy super-easy breakfast. Just put it in the crock pot the night before and voila! Nice tasty hot breakfast ready when you wake up.

2 cups of dry steel-cut oats (don’t try to use quick or old fashioned rolled oats!)
8 cups of water (I actually use 7 – I like my oatmeal a little thicker)
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup of raisins
(can also add chopped walnuts or pecans, berries, chopped apples, craisins, bananas, etc.)

Put the oats and water in the crock pot before you go to bed. Set it to cook on low for 6 hours (if it doesn’t have a timer, it can cook a little longer until you wake up but it does get a bit mushier after 6 hours and many people prefer it slightly chewy). In the morning, stir in the sugar, cinnamon and other toppings. If you like, you can stir in chopped apples about a 1/2 hour to an hour before serving so they can cook a bit. Serve with a bit of milk or a dollop of vanilla yogurt. Add a little more sugar if you think it needs it. So easy, healthy and yummy!