Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Early Mornings

You know what makes a great early morning? Breakfast that makes itself and kids sleeping in! Well, I can help you with the breakfast..but you're on your own with the kiddos! God was showing me grace this morning when both of these lined up (yes, on the same morning!!)! Yes, it was a blessed morning. I enjoyed some time with my hubby before he was off to work and I had some time, just God and I.

Steel-cut Oats with Almonds

Steel-cut oats have become increasingly popular. Just in case you haven't heard of them, they are the inner part of the whole grain groats which have then been cut with a steel blade. They don't look anything like your rolled oatmeal and it takes longer to cook. It is also much heartier and filling. If you are a diabetic, these are definitely a better choice as it will take your body longer to digest and slow down the rate at which your body turns it into sugar.

I don't know about you, but the words "takes longer to cook" does not sound appealing...at all!! Especially in the morning! Until, that is, I found out I could cook them in the crock pot! OVERNIGHT!!! I have made this twice in the last week....LOVE it! My kids don't care for this variety of oats, yet. But that doesn't bother me. That means leftovers and this reheats nicely in the microwave for another quick breakfast.

 So this is how I do it. Wad a piece of foil and put it
on the bottom of the pot. This just puts a space between
the pot and the baking dish.

You'll need a baking dish that will fit in your pot with the
lid on.

This a great recipe to play with and add your favorite ingredients to. This is the way my hubby, Roque and I like it.
    1 cup of steel-cut oats
    2 cups almond milk
    2 cups water
    1 Tbsp Cinnamon
    1 teaspoon all spice
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Put all ingredients in your crock pot safe dish. Put the dish in your pot on top of foil. Put water in the CROCK POT, around your dish. Fill to about the same level as the ingredients in your dish. Set your crock pot on low for 8 hours. In the morning, stir well cover for about 5 minutes and serve. Add your favorite toppings!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

In the morning the aroma is so intrigingly delicious. It makes my mouth water.